The process in which the tooth is completely removed from its socket in the bone is known as tooth extraction. After the procedure, the dentist normally provides patients with a different restorative option as a replacement to the extracted tooth.

At O2 Dental Group, aside from teeth extractions treatment, we also offer crowns, bridges, and dentures for teeth restorations. To make patients fully comfortable and at ease while having the procedure, sedation dentistry services which include laughing gas, oral sedation, and local anesthesia are also made available in our dental office.

When is tooth extraction needed?

There are a variety of reasons why tooth extraction should be performed. These involve:

  • Wisdom Teeth. The removal of a wisdom tooth is considered a standard procedure for extraction. The third molars (wisdom teeth) have a tendency to become impacted, thereby affecting the neighboring teeth. Additionally, wisdom teeth might even cause overcrowding in the mouth and it gives a chance for an infection to gather.
  • Decayed Teeth. Root canal treatment or dental fillings might first be done by the dentist to treat the tooth that has been affected by the decay. But in instances where the tooth is severely damaged, the dental professional may end up extracting it instead.
  • Infection. Depending on the extent of the infection, a tooth extraction procedure may be necessary. Sometimes, if the condition is not yet severe, it can still be remedied by a root canal therapy to preserve the tooth.
  • Overcrowding. Tooth extraction is performed to prepare the patient’s teeth for an orthodontic treatment – this is especially true for those with overcrowded teeth.

At O2 Dental Group, we ensure that the patient’s condition is carefully assessed by taking an x-ray on the area where the extraction is needed for the appropriate method to be determined. Moreover, an instruction regarding the recovery process will be laid out as well by our dentist. Usually, we recommend patients to have a specific diet while waiting for the site to heal.

Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us! O2 Dental Group have caring and dedicated staff to help you feel pleasant during your Teeth Extractions in Wilmington, NC.