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What You Need to Know About Extractions

As a kid, you’ve probably witnessed different tooth pulling methods at home – the ‘string and door’ method and the pliers method are just some of the many possible ways you can remove your tooth. While it posed no problems pulling out wobbly baby teeth, this should not be practiced when you become adults. Not only will it leave you with permanent damage, but it may also destroy your smile and put you at risk of infection. When it comes to tooth extractions, go that job to your Marco Island Dentist. Dentists have the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to perform the extraction safely and efficiently. Let’s find out more

What Is The Safest Way to Pull a Tooth?

What is a Tooth Extraction?

There are two types of tooth extraction – surgical and straightforward. Your Marco Island Dentist will decide what method to use. Simple tooth extraction is done on a visible tooth. It’s the most common type of extraction. Local anesthesia is injected to numb the tooth that’s to be extracted and the gums surrounding it. 

An elevator is used to loosen the tooth. It will then be removed using a pair of forceps. A surgical extraction is recommended for complex procedures like when the tooth hasn’t surfaced from the gumline. In a surgical extraction, your dentist will incise your gums to expose the underlying tooth before removing it

Why is Tooth Extraction Needed?

A severely damaged tooth, decayed, or broken that cannot be fixed with a crown or a filling must be extracted. Other reasons why your Marco Island Dentist would recommend an extraction is when an infection has penetrated the surrounding bone, extra teeth that are blocking other teeth, overcrowded teeth, and those who are getting braces because sometimes your orthodontist will require extraction to make room for the rest of your teeth to move

Should You See a Marco Island Dentist for an Extraction?

For safety, you should let a seasoned dentist extract your tooth. Don’t take risks. At Island Paradise Dental, we are dedicated to providing you with the best dental care service imaginable. Our trained staff is always available to guide you towards achieving optimum dental health. Call us today to learn more about our services or get in touch with us by visiting our website

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