Tooth Extractions In Newnan, GA
Candidates For Tooth Extractions
Nobody likes to have a tooth pulled, but the reality is, you may need a tooth extraction for a number of reasons. Patients who undergo a tooth extraction can benefit from alleviated pain, a more functional smile, and improved oral health. This treatment is also an effective way to prevent the spread of tooth decay and infection, which can lead to costly and severe oral health problems.
Our Newnan office specializes in surgical dentistry and tooth extractions for patients with:
- Decayed, broken, or severely damaged teeth
- Mouth-related injuries and/or trauma
- Advanced Periodontal or Gum Disease
- Poorly positioned or overcrowded teeth (common with wisdom teeth)
- Alignment or biting issues
- Abnormal tooth growth
- Endogenous staining (acquired during tooth development)
Planning For A Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is a last resort when a tooth can no longer be treated or restored. However, we will always do our best to save your natural teeth before recommending an extraction. Your dentist will start by conducting a full examination of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, and any supporting structures, to see if a surgical extraction is necessary. In some cases, there are other feasible options like a root canal that can be utilized to treat the affect tooth. It is vital that you inform your dentist about your medical history to minimize the risk of any complications. If there are no suitable alternative treatment options, your dentist will perform a tooth extraction. We utilize state-of-the-art dental equipment and sedation procedures to maximize your safety and comfort during the extraction process. Your dentist will also recommend one or more of the following to replace your extracted tooth:
- Dental bridge: An artificial tooth that is held in place by natural teeth or dental crowns
- Full or partial denture: A removable dental appliance consisting of artificial teeth and a supporting base to replace several missing teeth
- Dental implants: Artificial tooth roots screwed to your jawbone that serve as a permanent base for replacement teeth
Extraction Procedure And Care
Single tooth extractions can be done in one office visit and the mouth typically recovers in up to 10 days. Your Newnandentist will discuss any necessary aftercare with you, such as temporary changes in your diet or taking any prescribed medications. Be sure to resume your daily dental care routine while avoiding the site of the extraction. You should maintain regular appointments with your dentist so they can monitor the healing process and your oral health as a whole.
If you have a tooth that is severely damaged, decayed, or infected, you could benefit from a surgical extraction. To learn more about this treatment and our experience with surgical dentistry, contact our Newnan dental office today.