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Laguna View Family Dental

Tooth extractions
Elk Grove, CA

Woman smiling after healing from tooth extractions by dentist in Elk Grove, CA.Your teeth have many important jobs, including biting, chewing, controlling airflow when you speak, and providing you with a beautiful, confident smile. They also play a crucial role in the health and strength of your jawbone. When issues such as physical damage or decay arise, the preferred solution is to restore the affected teeth. However, there are some situations in which this is not possible. In these cases, Laguna View Family Dental can help with a tooth extraction.

Effects of Damaged Teeth

Damaged teeth can cause several serious issues. When your teeth are damaged, their strength becomes compromised. They can split or shatter under pressure. Damage can also allow bacteria inside of the affected tooth, which can then lead to a painful infection. In many cases, damaged teeth can be restored with treatments such as fillings or crowns. However, this is not always possible.

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

In the event that your tooth cannot be restored after damage, an extraction becomes necessary. When you come in for your exam, we will carefully look over your mouth and take X-rays. This exam will help us to determine the extent of the damage and determine if the tooth can be restored or if it needs to be extracted. An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are a few situations in which an extraction is needed. These situations include:
•  Fractures in the root of a tooth. While fractures in the crown can be treated with a crown, damage that travels down below the gum line, or damage that is completely below the gum line, cannot be protected with this treatment.
•  Teeth that have split or shattered.
•  Severe decay in your teeth. Minor decay can be treated with a filling. More significant decay can often be treated with a crown. However, if the damage is too severe, these treatments may not be possible.
•  Your teeth are overcrowded and you need orthodontic treatment. In cases of overcrowding one or more teeth may be necessary to create enough space to properly align your teeth.
•  Your wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious issues such as infections, cysts, overcrowding, and tooth damage. Extracting these teeth is the best way to treat the issue.

Simple Tooth Extractions

A simple tooth extraction is a fairly straightforward procedure that is performed under a local anesthetic. A tool called an elevator is used to separate gum tissue and the periodontal ligament from the tooth. Next, we use forceps to loosen the tooth further and lift it out of the socket. In some cases, a stitch may be placed.

Surgical Tooth Extractions

Surgical tooth extractions are used in more complex situations, such as impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that are damaged below the gum line. This procedure is also done under a local anesthetic and sedation may also be provided as well. Incisions are made in the gums to provide us with access to the root of the tooth and the surrounding bone. We work to carefully and completely remove the tooth. This might mean removing a small portion of bone or breaking the tooth and removing it in sections. Once the tooth is completely removed, the socket is cleaned and sutures are placed.
While restoring damaged or decayed teeth is always preferable, it is not always possible. For more information on tooth extractions and to schedule your appointment, call Laguna View Family Dental today at (916) 683-1335.

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