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Tooth extraction is recommended to those who have severe oral infection, rendering their infected teeth impossible to be saved by root canal treatment.

Tooth decay and infection are usually caused by plaque-generating bacteria, genetic makeups which increase susceptibility to cavities, and natural wear as a result of advanced age.

There are different situations that a tooth extraction will be recommended by a dentist to avoid complications of oral infection:

  • if one’s baby teeth did not completely fall out, thus blocking permanent teeth
  • patients with more teeth than normal
  • a fractured or severely damaged tooth
  • periodontal disease
  • patients undergoing radioactive therapy, transplants, or surgeries
  • patients receiving special drugs that affects their teeth
  • as preparation for braces

Tooth Extraction La Mesa

Your professional La Mesa dentists uses local anesthesia during tooth extraction procedures. General anesthesia may be administered to patients meeting specific requirements.  All of these compounds induce numbness and reduce the sensitivity of oral issues and nerves so that you will feel little to no sensations of pain throughout the entire extraction procedure and immediately afterward.

Extraction for teeth that are not impacted is called a simple extraction. There will be only two dental devices used for the procedure: an elevator for freeing the tooth from its anchor in the jaw, and forceps for removing it from the mouth.

Surgical extractions are involve more intricate methods for removing teeth that are impacted and can’t be removed through a simple extraction. Your dentist will have to perform specialized cutting into the gum tissue to increase access to the tooth which is to be extracted; oftentimes, these are teeth which are severely broken or which did not emerge completely into the mouth.  The latter is otherwise known as an impacted tooth.

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