Our goal is to help you keep as many of your teeth as possible. Even so, some situations require giving up something in order to preserve your oral health. This is when tooth extractions are necessary and valuable.
We can do this for you at Accura Dental. This can save you the time and expense of having this done by a specialist in many cases.
Why are teeth taken out?
Teeth can become so decayed, infected, or damaged that they may not be restorable. Depending on the shape of your jaw, your teeth may become crowded, which can increase your risk of cavities and gum disease. Alleviating crowding also can make orthodontic care easier. For people who are already missing several teeth, removing the last few also can set the stage for better teeth replacements.
Are tooth extractions painful?
During the procedure, you receive a local anesthetic. For additional pain-blocking, you also can choose dental sedation. Before your procedure, we’ll answer any questions you may have. You may have some soreness as you recover, but we can advise you on how to manage that until you feel like yourself again.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are your third molars. They erupt later than the rest of your permanent teeth. Unfortunately, many people don’t have enough room for these teeth to come in correctly. This can cause those teeth to become impacted, which can increase your risk for a variety of issues. Fortunately, we can monitor how these teeth are coming in with regular exams, so we can advise you whether they should be removed before problems begin.
Have more questions about tooth extractions? Wondering if you should schedule a procedure? Schedule a consultation at our office in Colorado Springs, CO. Contact us online or call 719-249-2854.