Spokane Urgent Dental Extractions & Implants

Do You Need An Urgent Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a dentist will inject local anesthesia to numb the area and completely remove the tooth from its socket. Sometimes, it refers to "pulling" a tooth.

Infections, severe tooth cavities, gingivitis, and dental trauma are some of the common causes of tooth extraction. Losing a tooth can cause a lot to your entire appearance, however dental bonding, crown, and a root canal can help restore the natural smile and teeth.

Moreover, tooth extraction is also recommended not just because of fracture but also to help correct an actual problem inside your mouth. An impacted wisdom tooth can affect your permanent teeth from erupting. If this happens your dentist may advise the removal of your wisdom tooth.

Tooth extraction comes into types—simple extraction and surgical extraction. Learn more about our clinic and dentists here about us.

Simple Extraction

A simple extraction involves the removal of teeth that are visible to the mouth. It is a dental practice using local anesthesia to numb the area before pulling the tooth. It reduces the patient's pain. Instruments such as an elevator to help elevate the tooth and dental forceps to grasp the tooth.

Surgical Extraction

Unlike simple extraction, surgical tooth extraction is complex and a bit complicated. That is because this procedure is pulling a tooth that hasn't erupted or is not accessible to the mouth. An impacted wisdom tooth is the perfect example of a surgical extraction that may require a small incision to a patient's gum to pull out the unerupted tooth. Given the severity of the procedure and the pain associated with it, a general anesthesia is given to the patient.

Tooth ExtractionWhy It Is Necessary

An unrestorable tooth that a typical dental treatment won't work, might be subjected to tooth extraction. And here are some good reason why tooth extraction is advise

Impacted or overcrowding

  • Overcrowding simply refers misalignment of a tooth. This can affect the possible growth of a newly-erupted tooth. Wisdom tooth is often removed to make a room for your teeth and to prevent further damage later on.

Gum diseases or periodontal

  • Build-up plaque and tartar is another often result of a gum disease. Gingivitis is one of the most common sign of periodontal.

Tooth decay

  • A severe tooth cavities or a build-up tartar can lead to a tooth decay. When ignore, it cause toothaches, infections, excruciating pain, swelling of gums, and redness.

Dental trauma

  • A dental trauma is refers to casualties in an accidents or sometimes a sports injuries. Tooth accident in sports is sometime too damage to restore. In this case your dentist may advise you for a tooth extraction.

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Do's & Don't Tips After Tooth Extraction

The removal of your tooth doesn't mean you are free to do whatever you want or eat whatever you want to eat. The recovery of extraction is based on the complexity of your case. Here are some extra tips on what you need to know after an extraction.

  • Keep the extraction area clean by gently rinsing the site with antimicrobial mouthwash and using it at least 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Take all prescribed medications. Drink all the antibiotics and pain relievers your dentist may advise you to take for a fast recovery. 
  • Keep hydrated. Always drink your fluid, water keeps your teeth clean and bacteria-free.
  • Get enough rest. It is necessary to get enough rest after tooth extraction to allow the properly heal of the tooth.
  • Avoid brushing directly to the extraction site. Give the area some time to rest and recover.
  • Smoking can increase the chances of a dry socket which help increase infection.
  • After extraction, hard and chewy foods are something to avoid, especially a directing bite in the extraction area.
  • After tooth extraction, you should avoid vigorous activities such as the gym. This activity can lead to postoperative bleeding and discomfort. Take enough rest if you will!

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