The dentists and staff of Summit Dental Group make it their number one priority to care for our Treasure Valley patients using the latest dental technology and oral health initiatives. That includes keeping your mouth healthy and preserving your natural teeth. However, there are certain circumstances when you or someone in your family needs to have a tooth removed. This could be due to overcrowding, decay, damage, or future dental work. When this occurs, you can count on our Boise dentists to provide you with high-quality professional service that will efficiently and expertly remove your tooth.
A dental extraction is usually a minor procedure. Its difficulty is often based on where it is located in your mouth. Regardless, dental extractions are a common occurrence that our Boise dentists can easily help you with.
A dental extraction may be necessary due to a variety of reasons. If your dentist determines an extraction is needed, he will discuss with you the details and fully explain why you need the procedure. These may include:
Teeth can become irreparably damaged in a variety of ways. This includes an injury or accident, or it can be caused by serious tooth decay. At Summit Dental, our Boise dentists will always try to repair and save your natural tooth by using treatment methods like a root canal or dental crown However, in certain cases, it may be necessary to extract your tooth and replace it with a dental implant, which will feel and function like a natural tooth.
At Summit Dental Group, our Boise dentists monitor our patient’s teeth throughout their lifetime. Through routine appointments, we can keep an eye on wisdom teeth to ensure they are growing into your mouth properly. This usually happens during the late teenage years or early twenties. However, many patients simply don’t have enough space in their mouth to keep fully erupted wisdom teeth. When this happens, wisdom teeth become impacted or don’t push through your gums properly, which can damage your nearby teeth, gums, jaw bone, and nerves. That’s why your dentist will have to step in and extract a problematic wisdom tooth before its roots are fully formed.
Our Boise dentists will extract a tooth if there’s simply not enough room in your mouth for other teeth to come in or in preparation for braces or other dental treatments. Dentists often need this additional space for remaining teeth to be moved and aligned properly.
Your Summit Dental team will walk you through each step of the extraction process, including:
We will take X-rays of your mouth to determine the exact position of a tooth and its roots to find out what kind of condition it’s in. These X-rays will be used to foresee any challenges and prevent any problems with your extraction.
During your appointment, your dentist will administer a local anesthesia that will numb your tooth and the gums surrounding it.
Your Boise dentist will gently loosen the fibers around your tooth and remove it while being careful to make sure the bone surrounding your tooth doesn’t become damaged.
Immediately after a dental extraction, your Boise dentist will apply pressure with sterile gauze to control any bleeding, and a few small stitches may be placed. Additionally, you may be prescribed antibiotics to enhance healing and prevent infections. For pain relief, ibuprofen is often recommended to ease any discomfort, which should subside within a few days.
If you think that you may need a dental extraction, contact Summit Dental Group today by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 314-2275 to learn what options might be best for you. Our Boise dentists and skilled staff are here to help answer any questions you may have. Together, we can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!