The emergency dentists’ aim is to save natural teeth. Usually, tooth extraction is the final solution when there is no choice for saving a tooth, the emergency dentist extracts and removes the tooth to save the other teeth. Usually, when a tooth is extracted, some damage may happen to your gum. As Dr. Behnam Bohloli from Smile Point Dental explains in an article published by faze.ca, after tooth extraction, alveolar ridge retraction may be minimized by the process of preserving protrusion and alloplasty.
Tooth extraction is done under local anesthesia so the patient will not suffer from pain during the extraction process in the emergency dental clinic. After the tooth extraction, the patient should get the tooth replacement options, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures to fill the gap.
When Is It Required?
– Usually, a severely decayed tooth cannot be saved. The minor decay can be removed. Then, the tooth is filled, or a crown is placed over it. But in the case of advanced decay, there is no solution except for tooth extraction.
– If the tooth is broken, the dentist offers a dental crown or bonding to restore its appearance and function. However, if the tooth is damaged severely and it cannot be saved, the emergency dentist will remove it.
– In some cases, the tooth removes from its place. If it cannot be fixed, the emergency dentist removes it.
– The removal of the impacted wisdom tooth is a common procedure. When the wisdom tooth does not erupt completely from the gum tissues, it is called an impacted wisdom tooth. The impacted wisdom tooth is accompanied by severe pain and swelling. If the patient does not refer to the emergency dental office to have his/her impacted wisdom tooth removed, it will lead to infection and cysts. The emergency dentist removes the impacted wisdom tooth through extraction or surgical process.
– Periodontal disease can also damage the gums and teeth. In the case of severely damaged teeth due to periodontal, the emergency dentist extracts the tooth.
What to Expect?
Usually, tooth extraction needs one dental appointment. The emergency dentist uses anesthesia or sedation in order to numb the desired area and keep the patient calm and relaxed during the extraction process.
In more complicated cases, the tooth will be removed through the surgical process. After numbing the desired area, the dentist makes an incision in the patient’s gum and then removes the tooth. Finally, the emergency dentist sutures the gum.
After the extraction or removal of the tooth, the patient should follow some instructions. The dentist and his/her staff will explain to the patient what to do and what not to do after the process.
What Happens If I Leave the Gaps Unfilled?
As mentioned before, the gaps caused by removing the tooth should be filled because the surrounding teeth will move toward the gap and result in crooked teeth. Moreover, the gum tissues will be lost because there is not any root of the tooth to stimulate the tissues. The root of the natural teeth and fixture of the dental implant stimulates the gum tissue and prevent jawbone loss. Therefore, to improve the appearance of your smile and prevent jaw bone loss, the emergency dentist offers tooth replacement options.