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Who Needs Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction may be necessary for various dental situations. Here are some common reasons why someone might need a tooth extraction:
Severe Tooth Decay: When tooth decay reaches an advanced stage, and the tooth structure is severely compromised, extraction may be the only viable option.
Advanced Gum Disease: Periodontal disease can lead to loose teeth, and if they cannot be saved through treatment, extraction may be required.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often don’t have enough space to erupt properly and can become impacted, causing pain and potential damage to adjacent teeth. Extraction is often recommended in such cases.
Overcrowding: In cases of orthodontic treatment, overcrowded teeth may need to be extracted to create space for proper alignment.
Infection or Abscess: Untreated dental infections can lead to the formation of abscesses, which may require tooth extraction to prevent the spread of infection.
Failed Root Canal: In some instances, a tooth that has had a root canal treatment may become reinfected or experience complications, necessitating extraction.
Cracked or Fractured Teeth: Teeth with extensive cracks or fractures that cannot be repaired effectively may need to be extracted to prevent further damage or pain.
Trauma: Dental trauma from accidents or injuries can result in teeth being broken or dislodged, requiring extraction if they cannot be saved.
Preventive Reasons: In certain cases, preventive extractions are recommended to minimize future dental problems, such as removing baby teeth that are blocking the eruption of permanent teeth.
Orthodontic Treatment: Some orthodontic treatment plans may require the removal of specific teeth to achieve proper alignment and bite correction.
Teeth Eruption Problems: When teeth don’t erupt properly or are impacted, extraction may be necessary to facilitate the eruption of other teeth or to prevent complications.
The Benefits of Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction, although generally a last resort, can offer several benefits in specific situations:
Pain Relief: Extraction can provide immediate relief from severe tooth pain caused by conditions such as dental infections, abscesses, or impacted wisdom teeth.
Preventing Spread of Infection: Extracting a severely infected tooth can prevent the spread of infection to other parts of the mouth and even to the rest of the body.
Eliminating Gum Disease: In advanced cases of gum disease, extracting severely affected teeth can help halt the progression of the disease, preserving the health of surrounding tissues.
Orthodontic Alignment: Tooth extraction can create space in a crowded mouth, facilitating orthodontic treatments like braces to achieve proper tooth alignment.
Preventing Tooth Damage: Extracting teeth that are extensively cracked, fractured, or compromised can prevent further damage to neighboring teeth and reduce the risk of infection.
Easing Wisdom Teeth Pain: Removal of impacted or painful wisdom teeth can alleviate discomfort and prevent potential complications.
Enhancing Overall Oral Health: Extraction can contribute to overall oral health by eliminating problematic teeth that may jeopardize the well-being of neighboring teeth and tissues.
Facilitating Prosthetic Options: Tooth extraction can pave the way for dental prosthetics like dentures or dental implants when missing teeth need to be replaced.
Preventing Future Dental Issues: In some cases, preventive extractions may be recommended to minimise potential dental problems, such as extracting baby teeth to allow for proper eruption of permanent teeth.
Improved Quality of Life: Relief from chronic pain and discomfort can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life and overall well-being.
The Extraction Process
The tooth extraction process involves several steps to ensure the safe and efficient removal of a tooth:
Dental Examination: Before the extraction, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination, which may include X-rays to assess the tooth’s position, shape, and surrounding structures.
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted. This ensures that you won’t feel pain during the procedure, although you may still feel pressure and some sensations.
Tooth Loosening: The dentist will use specialised dental instruments to gently loosen the tooth within its socket. For some extractions, especially impacted wisdom teeth, the dentist may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth.
Tooth Extraction: Once the tooth is sufficiently loosened, the dentist will use forceps to carefully remove it from the socket. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned (cut into smaller pieces) for easier removal.
Socket Cleaning: After the tooth is removed, the dentist will clean the extraction site, removing any remaining debris or infected tissue.
Blood Clot Formation: To aid in healing, a blood clot will form in the empty socket. The dentist may place a gauze pad over the extraction site and instruct you to bite down on it to help with clot formation and to control bleeding.
Stitches (if necessary): Depending on the extraction, some stitches may be required to close the surgical site. These stitches may be dissolvable or require removal after a few days.
Post-Extraction Instructions: The dentist will provide you with specific post-extraction care instructions, including information on pain management, diet restrictions, and oral hygiene practices.
Healing Period: The extraction site will gradually heal over time, and a new layer of bone will form to fill the gap left by the extracted tooth. Complete healing typically takes a few weeks.
Follow-Up: In some cases, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled to monitor the healing process and remove any non-dissolvable stitches.
Why Choose Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care for Tooth Extraction?
I recently had to have root canal , Gillene and Sharon were great. They made sure I was ok all the way through each appointment, and put me at ease with what was a very long procedure.Gillene is very professional and good at what she does and Sharon is friendly and helps to try and keep your mind off whats happening.
I was very nervous and the dentist put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. She explained every step of the treatment so there was no surprises. Did everything in her power to help me and am very grateful for all she did and recommend to everyone. Thank you very much.
I joined this dental practice last month after succumbing to pain and a broken back tooth. It's been (i'm ashamed to say) a good few years since i've had a check up, and from my first appointment i felt totally at ease, all the staff are lovely. Had a mighty filling today, and Sinead and the girls (sorry i didn’t catch their names) were brilliant! So nice to have found somewhere like this. Highly recommend!
Been to this dentist since I’ve grown up, many years, however recently had Sophie and Sharon doing my treatment, I had a extraction treatment and both of these dentists put me at ease, they helped my nerves, talked me through the process and was very professional and gave advice on quitting smoking and help. credit to them due. Thank you Sharon and Sophie.
From emergency appointments to fillings and root canal treatment, each visit I’ve had to Anderson and Broadberry has always been positive. This has been a result of the professionalism and genuine care for patients from the members of staff that work at the practice. I’d like to specifically thank Sophie and Sharon for making each appointment go smoothly keeping me calm when carrying out dental procedures and ensuring they’re as pain free as possible.
Been coming here for years and have always been satisfied with the treatment and staff whom are all really friendly and professional too . On a recent visit I paid for some treatment which didn’t work how it should have , but I want to say thank you for all the help in rectifying the problem from all the staff . I would also like to mention a gentleman called Iain cowie whom kept in touch through both text and calls to see if everything was working out as it should be . Once again thank you for the professional treatment which I received.
Absolutely 1st class care, treatment & friendliness.I am not easy to please usually but for the 1st time in a lot of yrs i found the dentist a real pleasureable experience. I must say Ioin & Caroline are a lovely advert for this dentist on the reception.Thank you Selina & Emily for taking care of my awkward surgery in a very patient, kind & professional way
Had to have a filling replaced and another tooth repaired. The dentist Gilene was really nice and caring about how I was doing during the procedure with the help of Kelly assisting they made for a pleasant visit. Caroline and Iain on reception are friendly and welcoming all adding up to a wonderful dental practice. Thank you.
Really pleased with my first visit and appointment at this dentistry. From the booking of the appointment to the appointment itself it was a great experience. The consultation itself was extremely professional andvery personable and certainly made me feel at ease. Although I have got procedures upcoming, I know exactly what the state of my teeth is, what to expect and how to prevent further complications in the future. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist in the area!
Took my 12 year old daughter for emergency app yesterday. Had to have a tooth removed, all I can say is how fabulous the team were. Sophie and Sharon cannot thank you both enough. My daughter was so at ease, you are a credit to the practice. Thank you to you and all the team, thank you to Kacey on reception, brought a huge smile to our arrival. Cannot recommend your practice enough 😃
Finally found myself a dentist after years of struggling and I can honestly say I'm so glad it is with Anderson and Broadberry.I have had some work done recently and I have to say it's been the best experience of a dentist I have encountered ever.Great work, put at ease from the beginning and delighted with the outcome.Sinead and Nicole were/are tremendous and I'm very satisfied with my Dentist.
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