At Epic Family Dentistry, tooth extraction is never our first choice, but we have the experience and technology to make it as easy as possible when you need one. In fact, extractions can actually save the rest of your smile and jawbone from pain, damage, and infection. That’s why Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh offers his extraction expertise for a variety of dental issues. Read on to learn more about tooth extractions in Carrollton and why they’re necessary.
Teeth typically need to be extracted for decay, but this is not the only reason. However, most cases of extraction are caused by infection or damage to the tooth from poor oral hygiene. Decay develops over time, and it can eventually reach the sensitive inner portion of your tooth, causing extreme pain. If the decay is too large for a filling or root canal, we must extract your tooth to prevent infection.
Other instances for tooth extraction are wisdom teeth and dental injury. Wisdom teeth typically get extracted because there’s not enough room for them in the jaw, which can cause numerous problems. Additionally, when a tooth becomes too damaged for repair due to dental injury, we must extract it to make you comfortable and prevent issues down the road.
During your initial exam, Dr. Azmoodeh will check your oral health and take X-Rays of the affected area to get an inside look at what’s going on. Once he’s determined that your tooth must be extracted, he will ensure that you’re made numb and comfortable. He also offers sedation dentistry for those who want an extra sense of relaxation during the process.
Once the affected area is prepared and your mouth is numb, Dr. Azmoodeh will use a special dental instrument to gently rock your tooth back and forth for extraction. During this procedure, he ensures that all his patients remain comfortable every step of the way.
Once your tooth is extracted, whether it’s wisdom teeth or for other health reasons, it’s important to follow these key aftercare instructions:
Use these tips for a proper recovery! If it sounds like you could benefit from an extraction or a consultation, contact our office today.