You and your doctor may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they’re severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Sometimes teeth may need removal because they’re poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, Dr Brauer or Dr. Townsend will in most cases, discuss alternatives to extractions, as well as replacement options for the extracted tooth. Please ask the Doctors or the Team at Tuscany Dental Centre if you have any questions.
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction, the dentist will need to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process, you’ll feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of rocking the tooth in order to remove the tooth. You’ll feel the pressure without pain. If at any time during the procedure please let us know by lifting your hand.
Tuscany Dental Centre also offers a sedation option for wisdom teeth extractions. If sedation is your choice, you will be briefed on how the sedation process will work, along with instructions on how to arrive and depart the clinic.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved that the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section, one at a time.