In the event that a tooth cannot be saved, it may be necessary to remove (extract) it. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include infection, trauma, caries, or overcrowding. Wisdom teeth are the most commonly removed teeth because they can cause a number of complications when they finally begin to push toward the surface of the gums, often becoming impacted or pressing against sensitive nerves.
As always, we utilize advanced anesthetics that numb the area so we can ensure complete comfort. This advanced dentistry procedure only takes a few minutes to perform, and the extraction site can be grafted to preserve your natural bone to ensure the site is favorable for an implant sometime in the future.Read More
Dr. Broome and his team routinely utilize the best grafting options to help patients preserve their bone and get ready for implants or keep their options open for implants at some point in the future. Placing bone graft material when a tooth is removed is the very best time to augment the area with new bone and to prevent further bone loss and attrition. Once bone loss occurs, it is significantly more expensive to replace and rebuild it.
Dry Socket Prevention During Tooth Extraction in Charlotte
Along with advanced bone grafting techniques, we take extra steps to ensure that common complications such as dry socket are avoided. Dry socket is an irritation of the bone surrounding the extraction site. When we place bone grafting material and place sutures over the treated area we are sealing in the clot and preventing debris from getting inside near the bone. This services takes just a few more minutes but helps our patients avoid common post-operative complications and pain.
If Dr. Broome and his team are performing wisdom tooth extractions you will receive detailed instructions on what to do as well as what not to do following the procedure. We are always ready to help and happy to answer questions at any time. medlineplus.gov also has more information about wisdom tooth extractions as well.
Contact Tooth Extraction Experts Today!
At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we take great pride in our surgical skills. We know excellent extraction techniques and bone preservation protocols provide tremendous value for our patients. We love hearing patients tell us they didn’t have any pain or they have never experienced such a gentle procedure. Most all of our patients elect IV sedation for extractions and implant placement procedure. IV sedation is fast, effective, and very safe.
If you have questions regarding wisdom tooth extractions, bone grafting, or any other related procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our dental specialists today!
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