Tooth Extraction Santa Rosa
You may need a tooth extraction for several reasons, and Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice will thoroughly explain all scenarios and tooth extraction options to you. Sometimes a tooth becomes severely decayed and cannot be saved with a root canal or dental crown. Extremely decayed teeth will become more painful and spread the infection to other areas, so your Santa Rosa dentist must extract them. A tooth may have a severe crack that will inevitably lead to decay, so you are faced with the decision of extracting the tooth now or later when it becomes more painful and the infection more widespread.
Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice also extracts teeth that are poorly positioned and slowly shoving or twisting the rest of your teeth out of alignment. Many wisdom teeth are extracted for this reason, especially if you are preparing for orthodontic treatment at Santa Rosa Dental.
Experienced Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice understands the potential problems resulting from a tooth extraction. With the sudden void in your mouth, the underlying bone and gum tissue can recede, neighboring teeth can shift, and your entire bite can change and cause chewing and TMJ (jaw joint) pain. Luckily, Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice is educated in more than simply tooth extraction. At Santa Rosa Dental, we will discuss the tooth extraction and any followup care options, to ensure you remain comfortable and smiling.
The Tooth Extraction Process
At your tooth extraction appointment, Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice will gently numb your tooth and surrounding gums and jaw bone. If your tooth is firmly anchored into the bone, your Santa Rosa dentist may cut the tooth into sections and carefully remove it piece by piece. Normally your tooth can be extracted at Santa Rosa Dental in as a whole unit. In this case, you will pressure as the tooth is rocked to widen the socket. Don’t worry; you shouldn’t any feel pain, because experienced Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Michael Rice uses local anesthetic to completely numb the surrounding nerves and block the transference of pain.