While dentists and oral surgeons try and avoid pulling teeth at all costs, sometimes tooth extractions are unavoidable. If you need a tooth extraction in Maitland, Dr. Dhaliwal will make the process as comfortable as possible for you.
While your mouth is designed to have a full set of teeth in it, sometimes a tooth or teeth need to be pulled. This can be for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons why you might need a tooth extraction include:
Overcrowding – If overcrowding occurs, it can prevent your teeth from sitting in your mouth properly. This can cause dental issues including misaligned teeth. Pulling teeth can be a popular option before beginning orthodontic treatment.
Infection – While there are many treatments available to try and save an infected tooth, sometimes the tooth is beyond saving. Pulling the tooth will help prevent the infection from spreading and causing bigger issues.
Before pulling a tooth, Dr. Dhaliwal will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If the tooth is impacted, the gum will be cut open in order to access the tooth and pull it. Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. DR. Dhaliwal will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it to help stop the bleeding.
At West Maitland Dentistry, our goal is always to save a tooth. When that’s not possible though we will recommend a tooth extraction. Call our office today to learn more.