"Fun" and "tooth pulled" don't go hand in hand, but sometimes an extraction is necessary to prevent further complications. For quick and professional extractions, turn to Charles E. Dyer, IV, DDS, and his experienced team. At his practice located in Cypress, Texas, Dr. Dyer is here for you when you're in need of tooth extraction. Schedule a consultation online or call the office today.
Your permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but for numerous reasons, some may not. For instance, you might need to have a tooth extracted because it's too seriously broken to keep. Trauma, decay, and lifestyle can all lead to needing a tooth pulled.
Dr. Dyer may recommend an extraction if you're dealing with one of the following situations:
There are two types of extraction procedures: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction.
A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible in your mouth. During this procedure, Dr. Dyer will first loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. He will then use forceps to remove the tooth.
A surgical extraction is a bit more complicated. The tooth may not have fully grown into the mouth, as is typical with wisdom teeth, or it may be broken off at the gum line.
During a surgical extraction, he makes a little cut into the gum to locate and take out the tooth in question. Sometimes the tooth needs to be sectioned, or cut into smaller pieces, to be removed. It may also be necessary to remove some of the bone around the affected tooth.
You'll receive a local anesthetic before a simple extraction or surgical extraction so you will not feel any pain.
If multiple teeth are extracted at the same time, as is the norm with wisdom teeth removal, your dentist might give you a general anesthetic. You'll feel no pain and will sleep through the procedure.
It depends on your individual situation and how many teeth you had extracted, but the initial healing period typically takes one to two weeks.
In the spaces where your teeth used to be, new gum tissue and bone grow. You may experience pain and discomfort or difficulty chewing as you heal, based on the invasiveness of your dental procedure.
Since each situation is different, contact Dr. Dyer to schedule a consultation to explore your options and any necessary follow-up procedures like crowns or dental implants. Call today or schedule over the web using the booking tool.