The thought of having a tooth extracted is an unpleasant thought for most people. A tooth extraction involves removing the tooth from its socket in the jawbone. When you have tooth pain, it may seem like the best treatment is to have the tooth pulled.
In most cases of, however, we will attempt to preserve the natural tooth with root canal therapy. There are situations, however, where a tooth extraction is the best choice. In these cases we will design a treatment plan to remove the tooth and replace it either with a dental implant, dental bridge or denture.
It is important to replace missing teeth quickly to prevent supporting bone from deteriorating and remaining teeth from shifting. Once this occurs, treatment options can become limited and additional dental treatments may be necessary to restore dental health.
What to expect during the extraction process:
At the time of extraction we will need to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you need to have a tooth extracted contact us at (210) 971-8989 to schedule your procedure.