How do you know if you need to have a tooth extracted?
It may be that your tooth is badly damaged, decayed, infected, crowded, not growing normally, or need to make room for proper tooth alignment. Tooth extraction may become necessary when you get braces to make room for other teeth as they shift into place.
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What is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is required when a tooth causes you to pain for one reason or another and needs to be removed from the bone in your mouth.
Types of Extractions
The most common type of extraction is a simple one that deals with teeth that are not severely broken down. Simple extractions have minimal complications and you can often get back to your regular routine the day after your procedure
Surgical extractions take care of more complicated situations. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortably numb and feeling no pain. You may receive dissolving stitches to let you heal as quickly as possible. Our team will review all post-care instructions with you, including a number you can call after hours if you have any questions.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists in Detroit, we use the most gentle and painless techniques to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.
Reasons for a tooth extraction
How do you know if your specific situation will require surgical removal? Extractions are used if a tooth has been impacted under your gums, broken at the gum level, has curved roots, or needs to be removed in preparation for a dental implant. Here are the common reasons for a tooth extraction in Detroit:
- Extra teeth that block other teeth from coming into proper position
- Baby teeth that have not fallen out the need to be removed to allow your permanent teeth to come into position
- Removal of crowded teeth in preparation for straightening with braces
- Diseased teeth extracted prior to medical treatment such as radiation to the head and neck area, cancer treatment, immune-compromised status, treatment of low bone density with certain IV drugs called bisphosphonates, or organ transplant
- Gum disease has destroyed too much of the bone so your tooth is loose and no longer has enough support in your jaw
- A fractured tooth
- Wisdom teeth that are impacted (hidden), infected, or do not have adequate space to be properly maintained
- Part of the healthy tooth structure has been destroyed by decay and saving your tooth is no longer possible
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18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021