Most dentists try to preserve their patient’s teeth. However, sometimes, a tooth extraction is necessary. Extracting teeth may be necessary to eliminate overcrowding or after a serious accident like a car crash. A dentist may also recommend tooth extractions when teeth are impacted or the gums did not fully erupt. In addition, a tooth extraction may be a viable solution to gum disease.
Fortunately, tooth extractions are not as painful and complicated as they seem. If you need to get your tooth extracted, you’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb your mouth so that you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. Then, your tooth will be gently pulled. Gauze may be placed in the empty socket to stop bleeding and stitches may be used to close up the gum.
Dental implants are artificial teeth that look and feel like real teeth. They are an excellent, modern, and long-term solution for missing teeth and are typically preferred over dentures. Since they are permanently added to the mouth, you won’t have to worry about them slipping out. Most dental implants involve a screw, a connector that supports and holds the teeth, and a crown.
If you’re wondering whether a tooth extraction or dental implant is best, it’s a good idea to visit an experienced dentist at Wells Family Dental Group. Every situation is different. While some patients may benefit from getting their tooth pulled, others may be better off with an artificial tooth. Regardless of which solution a dentist recommends, you are sure to improve your oral health and self-confidence by undergoing an extraction or implant procedure.