Your permanent teeth are intended to last you a lifetime. However, specific factors can necessitate the removal of a permanent tooth. Usually, the tooth in question is too severely damaged due to tooth decay or trauma to be saved.
Other reasons that can necessitate extractions near you include:
Teeth may be extracted either surgically or non-surgically. Non-surgical or simple extractions are the most common. These are straightforward procedures performed on visible and easily accessible teeth.
To perform a non-surgical extraction, our dentists near you administer anesthesia to numb the tooth. Next, the dentist loosens the tooth from its socket using a dental elevator. Finally, the dentist pulls out the tooth using a pair of forceps and places a gauze pad at the now-empty tooth socket to minimize blood loss.
Surgical extractions in Sumter, SC involve surgical components and are usually reserved for impacted (trapped) teeth. Teeth that are worn below the gum line can also be extracted surgically. To perform a surgical extraction, the dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth. Sometimes, the dentist will have to cut through bone tissue as well. If necessary, the dentist splits the tooth into different sections and then removes each section at a time.
Restorative Arts Dental offers sedation for both types of extractions.
Recovery after dental extraction takes a couple of days. Remember to:
Call Restorative Arts Dental today to enjoy safe and comfortable extractions in Sumter, SC.