Dr. Kaplan may determine that you need a tooth extraction for many possible reasons. Some teeth require extraction because they are severely decayed, while others may have advanced periodontal disease. Some may even be broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal if they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or if they are in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Removing a single tooth can lead to problems regarding your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and problems with shifting teeth, which all can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Kaplan will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. In some cases the doctor may recommend IV sedation as well.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction, please let us know right away.
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
All surgical services are available at both of our convenient locations.
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