If your tooth is severely damaged beyond repair, then one of our Kingman dentists may suggest a tooth extraction. If you leave an infected or broken tooth in your mouth, you're putting the rest of your surrounding teeth at a high risk for further bacterial infection, gum disease, and much more.
The most common reasons for a tooth extraction include:
• Severe tooth decay or infection that is impossible, or too costly, to repair
• Advanced gum disease that requires an extraction in order to protect the supporting tissue and bone structure of your mouth
• Blocking other teeth from coming in
• Orthodontic treatment in order to create room for the proper dental movement
• Wisdom teeth that are often extracted either before or after they come in
What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction
First, we'll administer an anesthetic to numb the area and reduce any discomfort. During the extraction, you'll feel pressure of the tooth being removed, but won't feel any pain. Typically, we're able to completely remove your tooth within a matter of minutes. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to express them before your appointment so we can properly address them.
After the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and a patch of gauze is placed in the affected area. The area may minimally bleed for the next 24 hours or so, and begin to taper off after that. We'll provide you with thorough instructions on post-procedure steps to properly care for the area when you go home.
If you have any questions or concerns, give Kingman Dental Group a call at (928) 757-1707 and we'll happily help.