A tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures performed. In simple terms, a tooth extraction means having a tooth removed. Though your permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why an extraction may be necessary. For example, if a tooth has been badly damaged as a result of decay, or it has broken, an extraction may be necessary. An extraction may also be necessary if:
Your dentist will perform a thorough assessment of your mouth, which will include taking an X-ray of the area that the tooth will be extracted from. This will allow your dentist to the best technique to use to remove the tooth. If you have an infection at the time the surgery will be performed, your immune system is weakened, you have a particular medical condition or you will be having a lengthy tooth extraction procedure, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics that will be taken prior to and after the surgery.
There are two processes that are used to extract a tooth:
The process of extracting a tooth begins with numbing the affected area to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. An injection of a local anesthetic is the most common method used to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having several teeth extracted, or you have an impacted tooth, you may be given a stronger general anesthetic to ensure your comfort. A general anesthetic will prevent you from feeling any pain and will allow you to sleep while the procedure is being done.
If you live in Boca Raton, FL and need a tooth extraction, contact Ericsson Dental. Using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art tools, Dr. Ericsson and his staff will remove your tooth as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Your comfort is of paramount concern to Dr. Ericsson. He will make you as comfortable as possible prior to the surgery so that you feel little to no pain during the procedure. You can rest assured that your health and comfort will be in the best hands at Ericsson Dental.