Simple/Surgical Tooth Extraction
Ideally, consistently good hygiene and preventive dental care would guarantee that you preserve your natural teeth for life. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Whether from accidental trauma, severe dental disease, a congenital dental disorder, or other issues, tooth extraction is sometimes the best way to restore and preserve your natural smile. Removing a compromised tooth can provide several benefits, such as preventing damage to nearby teeth and oral tissues or stopping a dental infection that has rendered the tooth unfixable.
In many cases, your dentist will still recommend replacing the tooth as soon as possible to prevent subsequent issues resulting from a missing tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Extracting a regular tooth is often a simple procedure. Your dentist can gently but firmly grasp the tooth with a special instrument, then loosen and remove the tooth root from its socket. However, removing an impacted wisdom tooth may require more complex surgical extraction, during which your dentist will carefully reveal the tooth root and structure underneath your gums. Surgical extraction is necessary because impacted wisdom teeth do not fully erupt, and therefore may not show enough of their structure to grasp with an extraction instrument.
Learn more about tooth extraction
To find out if tooth extraction is the best option for your smile and discuss your best options for replacing the tooth if necessary, speak with your dentist during your next visit to our office. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call the My Dentist office in Londonderry, NH, today at (603) 965-3407.