What are Extractions?
Dental extractions are an oral surgery that refers to the removal of teeth in the mouth. A dental extraction is typically performed when a tooth has been severely decayed to the point where no other treatment or procedure could reverse or fix the situation.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
A common tooth extraction is wisdom tooth removal. Many people opt to get their wisdom teeth removed because they have the potential to cause many oral complications.
Such complications include:
- A jawbone that cannot structurally support wisdom teeth.
- Impacted wisdom teeth that result in crowding.
- Issues with your gums.
- Infected wisdom teeth that may develop from impacted wisdom teeth.
- Wisdom teeth that come in at weird angles.
- Many people find it difficult to maintain their wisdom teeth, resulting in gum disease and tooth decay.
All tooth extractions – wisdom or not – are performed in the dentist’s office under an anesthetic (local or general).
You may experience pain the following days after, but the pain can be successfully treated using painkillers either prescribed or over-the-counter.
Dry Socket Prevention
The recovery period typically lasts a few days, but you may need to follow special instructions to help prevent a dry socket, which occurs when the blood clot formed at the extraction site vanishes. This exposes the bone of the tooth, which is often very painful to handle.
After the extraction site has fully healed, the dentist will recommend a dental implant procedure to fill the space. Dental implants are a great to restore missing teeth by providing you with a advanced artificial tooth that looks real and acts like a real tooth.
Contact Dr. Ganji’s office today @ 310-643-8045 or fill contact us online for more information on extractions and wisdom tooth removal. You may be a good candidate for wisdom tooth removal.