Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, there are several situations which may require a tooth to be extracted. The most common reasons are related to the eruption of a patient’s wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth come in, many people do not have sufficient room in their jaw, and overcrowding can occur. Sometimes, the wisdom teeth will be impacted or grow at a strange angle. Both of these situations can cause discomfort to the patient as well as potential damage to the other teeth. Other circumstances that could lead to extraction are related to damage and decay. Damaged teeth which can not be restored through other means may need to be removed, for example, sometimes when a root canal is not successful in removing interior decay, the patient will be better off to have the tooth removed. Also, in advanced stages of gum disease, a tooth may become infected and loose and need to be taken out to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
Not necessarily. At Oasis Dental, Dr. Arora and Dr. Chhabra use FDA tested and approved pain management options to decrease any discomfort. This may include mild sedation and topical and injected anesthetics. After the procedure, patients might wish to use pain-relieving drugs and ice packs to manage the pain and swelling. If necessary, the dentist will provide a prescription for a stronger painkiller.
Drs. Chhabra and Arora are well versed in tooth extractions at Oasis Dental. As a result, you will be in good hands during your extraction. If you are experiencing any bleeding in the gums or socket due to the extraction, your dentist will use a gauze pack to fill the hole of the missing tooth. This will help the wound to clot and for healing to begin. Excessive bleeding is a sign of something more serious and should be reported to Oasis Dental immediately. Your Hempstead dentists will be able to help to control any abnormal bleeding.