Tooth Extractions An Overview
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a damaged or decayed tooth. Tooth extractions are only recommended when necessary to restore oral health. If a restorative option makes it possible to save a tooth, Dr. Robinson will generally recommend restoration as opposed to extraction.
Damage due to an accident may require Dr. Robinson to extract a tooth. An injury to a tooth can cause the root of the tooth to fracture, or cause the nerve of the tooth to be cut off from its blood supply and die; the tooth may become discolored and even painful. A tooth extraction removes the dead tooth allowing the surrounding gum tissue and bone to heal. In some cases, a tooth extraction prevents secondary dental health concerns from developing.
Routine dental health exams allow Dr. Robinson to diagnosis damage or decay early on in development often preventing the need for a tooth extraction. Caught early, tooth decay can be treated conservatively with a dental filling, inlay or onlay or dental crown.
WISDOM TEETH & Overcrowding
Impacted teeth are another common dental concern that sometimes require teeth be extracted. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge in the bite, sometimes not until the late teens or early twenties. As they develop, wisdom teeth often become impacted and can force teeth to shift, causing overcrowding and/or infection. In order to prevent secondary issues such as these, wisdom teeth are commonly extracted.
Wisdom tooth removal is a routine dental procedure and can sometimes be completed in the comfort of our New Philadelphia, OH dental office. However, depending on the level of impaction, Dr. Robinson may refer this procedure to an Oral Surgeon . In addition to a local anesthetic, oral conscious sedation options can be discussed before treatment.
After a Tooth Extraction: Dental Implants
Dr. Caleb Robinson offers full-service dental implants for replacing extracted teeth. Dental implants are an ideal solution for restoring health and function to a smile after tooth loss. Made from a biocompatible material, the dental implant integrates with the jaw bone replacing the missing root system for stable, long-term results.
It is generally recommended that patients replace a missing tooth as soon as possible after a tooth extraction. Promptly replacing the missing tooth or teeth can prevent secondary dental health concerns from developing such as bone loss and shifting of the teeth. Dental implants support a healthy smile.
In some situations, Dr. Robinson may be able to extract a tooth and place a dental implant in a single visit to our New Philadelphia, OH dental office. Dr. Robinson will discuss your implant options with you before your tooth extraction. Patients who need most or all of their teeth extracted may benefit from a dental implant secured denture.