Extractions should always be a last resort, but sometimes it is unavoidable. At times, an extraction can actually be a benefit for your smile. As an example, sometimes a crooked smile can be more easily straightened when a tooth is removed from an overcrowded smile. This can create the space for your other teeth to shift comfortably into place. An extraction may also be necessary if a tooth is damaged beyond repair. An extraction may also be recommended if a tooth is threatening the teeth around it. Sometimes, wisdom teeth have to be extracted because there is not enough room for them.
There is no need to worry if your dentist suggests an extraction. Advancements in sedation dentistry can make an extraction a quick and relatively comfortable procedure. Your dentist can not only provide sedation at the start of the appointment, but they will numb the affected area where an extraction is necessary. These two procedures can ensure that you are pain free and relaxed throughout the entire treatment. Once the sedation and numbing have taken effect, the dentist will extract your tooth carefully. Upon completion of the removal, the dentist can share with you the options for tooth replacement or the steps for any follow-up treatment. If you feel that an extraction may be necessary for you, call Lima Community Dental in Lima, OH. Our staff is ready to help and dedicated to giving you the best care possible!