Oral Surgery

Surgical Extractions

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Post Extraction Restorative Dental Solutions

The surgical extraction of teeth may sound a bit daunting, but with today’s modern procedures and general anesthesia, you have nothing to worry about. That's because, although an extraction may be necessary, it doesn’t mean you have to live with missing teeth. Your provider can perform the following restorative dental options to replace an extracted tooth:

  • Single Implants
  • Multiple Implants
  • Bridges
  • Implant Retained Dentures
  • Standard Dentures

What to Expect with Tooth Extractions

We understand that the idea of having a tooth removed can be distressing and you may have some anxiety about visiting the dentist or oral surgeon because of it. General anesthesia can help make you feel more comfortable and calm during your procedure.

The gums around the area where the tooth was removed will be sore for some time and you will be given specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal healing.

When is a Tooth Extraction Recommended?

There are several reasons why tooth extractions are recommended, including the following:

  • Severely damaged teeth
  • Impacted teeth (this service is often referred out to an Oral Surgeon)
  • Wisdom Teeth (to prevent infection)
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Preparation for dental implants
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Treat overcrowding
  • Prevent gum disease or an infection from spreading

If the wisdom teeth or impacted teeth in the back of the mouth were removed, you will need to keep the area clean and avoid eating from that side or drinking anything with a straw to protect the area while it heals. Also, if the blood clot forming over the extraction area is dislodged or removed, it can delay healing and increase the risk of infection.

If you are looking for an experienced provider for wisdom teeth removal, tooth extractions before dental implants, or other dentistry treatments, turn to Dental Design of Fort Wayne for a stress-free experience.

It is important to remember that whether you have impacted teeth or a severely damaged tooth that cannot be saved, getting timely treatment can improve your oral health. Your experienced provider at Dental Design of Fort Wayne can determine if you need a surgical tooth extraction. For more information, call us at 260-482-6689.