Protecting the teeth from any form of damage is necessary, but some people that don’t practice good oral hygiene suffer from different dental complications. Tooth decay or tooth damage can be treated with the use of fillings, sealants, and crowns; however, if the tooth is severely damaged, it may need extraction. Here at Midwest Family Dental Care, we provide Teeth Extraction service to cater our patient’s needs and prevent the damage from spreading to other healthy teeth.
What is Teeth Extraction?
Teeth Extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of the teeth from its socket. An injury or decay can cause damage to teeth which needs urgent treatment. Infected teeth if left untreated can eventually develop into severely damaged teeth that can cause various dental issues which affect not only the mouth but also the overall health. In other cases, teeth extraction can be required to perform an orthodontic treatment.
Reasons for Teeth Extraction
- Deep Decay in the Tooth
A severely decayed tooth which fillings and sealants can no longer solve needs extraction. Deep decay in the tooth can be a breeding ground for bacteria and virus that can cause harm and further damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth
Since wisdom tooth comes out late, it is likely to be mispositioned. Impacted wisdom tooth causes severe pain and swelling which needs extraction to prevent gum disease and other oral problems.
- Overcrowded Mouth
Teeth extraction is necessary for crowded teeth to create space for proper positioning of the teeth with the help of orthodontics.
Decayed teeth may extend to the center of the teeth which causes infection to the pulp (teeth’s vital nerve). In preventing the spread of infection, decayed teeth need extraction.
- Risk of Infection
Early signs of damage teeth increase the risk of periodontal disease which can compromise the overall health of the mouth and immune system; thus it needs to be extracted.
What to do After the Teeth Extraction Procedure
- Avoid mouth rinsing for at least 24 hours
- The patient should get plenty of rest to relax. Avoid heavy activities and exercise
- Take Pain reliever medicine the dentist recommended (if there are any pain)
- Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods
- Avoid Smoking
- Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling
- Allow a clot to form first before taking the gauze out in the mouth.
- Continue practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing but consider avoiding the extraction site to prevent bleeding.
Teeth Extraction is necessary to prevent the spreading of infection. But it is also advisable to practice strong oral hygiene to reduce the risk of developing tooth damage which prevents teeth extraction.
Suffering from severe Tooth Damage and other oral complications? Contact us at Midwest Family Dental Care! Avail of our Teeth Extraction Service in Grand Rapids, MI. For your appointments, call (616) 229-0049. Our passionate team is ready to serve you.