A dental tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that is performed when a tooth is causing problems or pain. There are several reasons why a tooth would need to be removed from the bone. Frequently, the issue is when a tooth becomes impacted, and can’t grow in normally. This is typically why so many patients have their wisdom teeth extracted. It is also not uncommon for us to remove stubborn baby teeth. Other problematic conditions that require a tooth extraction are overcrowding and teeth misalignment. Sometimes teeth need to be surgically taken out to provide additional room. In other cases, teeth have become so badly damaged or decayed they are beyond repair. If left untreated, any of these unhealthy mouth conditions can result in more severe, long-term problems.
Schon Dental in Springfield, IL performs simple tooth extraction for minor issues and surgical tooth extraction for impacted teeth. Simple extraction involves loosening your damaged tooth with forceps and gently pulling it out of the bone. Our in-house Springfield surgical extractions are more complex and require anesthesia and an incision.
Our Springfield tooth extraction dentist will first take an x-ray prior to an extraction to get a clear reading of exactly what is going on inside your mouth. If you are being treated for a wisdom tooth issue, a complete panoramic view is required of your whole mouth before we can proceed with tooth extraction. If the oral infection is detected, or if you have an unhealthy immune system or other health concerns, you may be prescribed an antibiotic prior and after the tooth extraction.
Remember, at Schon Dental in Springfield, we will only extract a tooth if it is the best treatment solution. We will do so if there is no way to save the tooth, if it is a threat to the surrounding teeth and overall mouth health, or if the affected tooth is causing severe pain.
If you feel you may be in need of a tooth extraction, book an appointment with our Springfield office today; our knowledgeable extraction dentist will be able to determine if tooth extraction is the best option for you.