One of the most common types of teeth that need to be extracted is wisdom teeth. These teeth can cause pain, or they can become decayed. Sometimes they get impacted in the jaw, which can irritate the gums. Pain and swelling usually occurs, so the tooth needs to be removed.
When you visit Sunrise Family Dentistry to evaluate your teeth, the dentist will take an x-ray to decide the best way to eliminate the tooth. Before the procedure, he will ask you about your medical and dental history and if you are allergic to any medications. In some cases, antibiotics will be prescribed before the surgery to eliminate the risk of an infection.
The extraction might be able to be a simple extraction, or it might require a surgical extraction. A simple extraction is a tooth that is visible in the mouth. The Roseville dentist will loosen the tooth and then take it out using forceps. An injection is usually used to numb the area, and it is a simple procedure.
A surgical extraction is a more difficult procedure. A tooth might be cracked or broken, or it might not be visible yet. The dentist will need to make an incision in your gums to remove the tooth. In some cases, the tooth will need to be cut in half, or some of the bone surrounding the tooth needs to be removed. The dentist might want to give you anesthesia through your vein, or they will give you general anesthesia.
Having problems with your teeth can be a traumatic experience. If you need a tooth extracted, contact Sunrise Family Dentistry. We will make the procedure as painless as possible, so you can get the damaged tooth out of your mouth and the pain will be gone.
Call or visit Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville today. Our office is located at 901 Sunrise Ave. Ste A1 and our telephone number is 916-520-1717. You may also visit our website at www.sunrisefamilydentists.com.