Tooth ExtractionAn Overview
A tooth extraction may be necessary for patients suffering from extensive damage, trauma, or infections. Ay Holladay Dental Excellence, Dr. Ludlow performs tooth extractions in our convenient Holladay, UT dentist office. Tooth extractions are usually completed in one short visit using sedation dentistry or a local anesthetic.
The removal of wisdom teeth is a common cause for tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth are often extracted to avoid any future dental issues. Teeth may also be removed for a number of reasons, including
- Fractured root
- Abscessed teeth
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Advanced decay or trauma
- Severe pain
- Dental emergencies
Tooth Extraction What to Expect
To help relieve any dental anxiety you might have, Dr. Ludlow offers a variety of sedation dentistry options like oral sedation and nitrous oxide to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your treatments. It is important to extract the infected tooth as soon as possible to avoid any further infection or bacteria spreading to neighboring teeth.
To remove the tooth, Dr. Ludlow will administer a local anesthetic or another sedation option. Next, he will use a special tool to gently loosen the tooth. During this part of the procedure, patients may feel a small amount of pressure or discomfort. However, preventative measures are taken to avoid pain.
Once completed, Dr. Ludlow will clean the socket and minimize any bleeding. He will provide detailed instructions on the healing of the extraction site. Dr. Ludlow will also discuss replacement options like dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants. Dr. Ludlow will work with you to determine which option is best for your smile.