Surgical Tooth Extraction Finding You Relief

Surgical tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure is typically performed when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or infected and cannot be saved with other dental treatments such as fillings, root canals, or crowns. In some cases, surgical tooth extraction may also be necessary to make room for orthodontic treatment, such as braces. We understand that few things can be as stressful—or as painful—as a tooth in need of urgent extraction. If you’re dealing with painful oral issues, Elanic is here to help. Simply reach out to us at our Glasgow location and speak with a helpful member of our team to skip the queue and get the care you need, when you need it.

Do I Need Surgical Tooth Extraction?

Surgical tooth extraction may be necessary in cases where the tooth is impacted, meaning it is stuck in the jawbone or gum tissue, or if it is broken or damaged beyond repair. Other reasons for surgical tooth extraction may include overcrowding, infection, or the need for orthodontic treatment.

In many cases, a tooth can be rehabilitated by nonsurgical means. This will, of course, always be the first course of action taken by any dental professional. Surgical tooth extraction, however, may become a necessity if these traditional methods have failed to produce any kind of results or alleviate the issue.

During the surgical tooth extraction procedure, your oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces to facilitate removal. Once the tooth has been removed, your oral surgeon will clean the area and stitch the gum tissue back together.

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When Is Surgical Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Surgical tooth extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of a tooth that cannot be easily accessed or removed with simple extraction techniques. This type of extraction is often necessary when a tooth is impacted, fractured, or infected, or when there is not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth.

Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are teeth that are unable to emerge fully from the gum line. This can occur when a tooth is trapped beneath the gum tissue or when it is growing at an angle that prevents it from emerging properly. Impacted teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection and may require surgical extraction to prevent further complications.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth occur when there is not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth. This can cause teeth to shift or become impacted, which can lead to pain, infection, and other complications. In some cases, surgical extraction may be necessary to remove a tooth and create more space in the mouth.

Tooth Fracture

A tooth fracture can occur when a tooth is cracked, chipped, or broken. This can be caused by trauma, decay, or other factors. In some cases, a fractured tooth may be able to be repaired with a filling or crown. However, if the fracture is severe or if the tooth is causing pain or infection, surgical extraction may be necessary.

Tooth Root Infection

A tooth root infection can occur when bacteria enter the root of a tooth and causes an infection. This can cause pain, swelling, and other complications. In some cases, a root canal may be able to treat the infection. However, if the infection is severe or if the tooth is causing other complications, surgical extraction may be necessary.

Your Recovery and Aftercare

After your surgical tooth extraction, you’ll need to follow the specific aftercare instructions that were provided to you during your initial consultation. This may include taking pain medication, applying ice packs to reduce swelling, and avoiding certain foods and activities for a period of time. Here at Elanic, we take every effort to ensure our patients’ comfort and peace of mind, and we’ll work closely with you to make your time with us as pleasant as possible. When you’re ready to get started, reach out and set up your consultation.

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