There are two kinds of extractions: a simple extraction, and surgical extractions. Simple extractions will have local anesthetic applied, and the tooth will be lifted gently and easily with an elevator. This process is simple, and has a quick recovery. Surgical dental extractions involve a more invasive procedure. It has a bit longer recovery time but your dentist will discuss this with you.
Signs That You May Need a Dental Extraction
Remember that the only person that can diagnose whether or not you will need an extraction is your dentist. Some signs that you will need to talk to your dentist are:
Some signs are subtle; if you are unsure about what you may be experiencing contact us as soon as possible. If there is something going on, catching it sooner rather than later is key to saving any tooth and preventing a dental extraction.
Dental Extractions are the last thing you want to resort to. It is always better to save the tooth. Contact us if you have any concerns about your oral health.