While it is always our primary goal to preserve your natural teeth, there are some situations where a dental extraction is necessary. Here’s what you can expect when you work with Dr. Aiello for your tooth extraction.
Why Do I Need My Tooth Extracted?
There are a few circumstances in which we might recommend an extraction to protect your oral health.
Some examples include:
- Severe Tooth Decay
- Dental Emergency or Trauma
- Advanced Periodontal Disease
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Dental Implants
- Non-restorable Teeth
Before beginning your procedure, Dr. Aiello will completely numb the area around the tooth that is to be extracted to ensure that all you will feel is mild to moderate pressure. If you feel anxious, we will be happy to explain our comforting sedation options.
After the tooth is removed, we will review home care instructions with you so that you can avoid discomfort during your recovery. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and efficient a tooth extraction can be.
Tooth Replacement Options
Did you know that having a tooth pulled could impact your other teeth as well? Unless the tooth being removed is a wisdom tooth, Dr. Aiello recommends replacing your missing tooth with something such as a bridge, dental implant, or partial denture as soon as you can.
Why? Because your other teeth will start to shift in place and change the way they fit together when you bite down. In most situations, this will lead to gaps between the teeth, crooked teeth, and even broken or chipped crowns and fillings.
If wisdom tooth pain and discomfort are impacting you or your teen’s smile – it’s time to have them checked out. Although not everyone has wisdom tooth problems in their teens or 20s, a significant percentage of people do.
Dr. Aiello will need to take an x-ray of your wisdom teeth and perform a thorough evaluation of their development to see what steps we need to take. In some cases, you may only need to manage the discomfort temporarily. In others, the wisdom teeth may need to be extracted due to:
- Chronic Pain
- Damage to Adjacent Teeth
- Partial Eruption (Leading to Decay or Gum Disease)
Although wisdom teeth extractions are sometimes completed by an oral surgery specialist, Dr. Aiello performs many third molar removals here in our office. After assessing the wisdom teeth, he can advise you on what steps need to be taken next. If you choose to have your procedure completed here in our Clinton Township dental office, you may want to take advantage of one of our sedation options for optimal comfort.
Whether your wisdom teeth need to be evaluated or you’re dealing with a tooth that is failing, Dr. Aiello can help you determine the course of action that will be best for maintaining your smile and your oral health. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aiello.