Tooth Extraction in Champaign, IL
If you’ve never had a tooth extracted, you are not only lucky- you are in the minority. According to the American Dental Association, only 30 percent of males and 32 percent of females aged 35-44 have never had a permanent tooth extracted. While dentists consider extraction a last resort option, it is sometimes the best- and only- solution for your oral health. That’s why at W. Eric Martin’s dental office we offer tooth extraction in Champaign, IL.
What is tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is a procedure where a dentist removes a tooth from the mouth.
Because a missing tooth can cause damage to the jawbone, gums and surrounding teeth, dentists will always try to save the natural tooth. In fact, in the case of infection, a dentist will always prefer root canal therapy over tooth extraction because it saves the tooth.
There are several reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted, including:
- Teeth that are badly damaged by decay
- Teeth that are infected and cannot be saved with root canal therapy
- Teeth that have been damaged in an accident
- Mouths that are overcrowded and extra space is needed to correct teeth alignment
What to Expect During Tooth Extraction
When a tooth needs to be pulled, the dentist will first make sure that no other options are viable. After examining the tooth and verifying that extraction is the only option, the dentist will numb the area with anesthetic. The amount of anesthesia needed depends on the patient and their condition. Once you are sufficiently numb, the dentist will pull the tooth. After the procedure, applying gauze to the socket will stop the bleeding.
After a tooth is extracted, it is important to replace the tooth with a prosthetic tooth. If the missing tooth is not replaced, other dental problems will arise including misalignment of surrounding teeth, loss of jawbone, increased risk of diseases and even a change in your facial shape.
Tooth extraction at W. Eric Martin D.D.S
At our office, we offer tooth extraction as one of our services. Our dentists, Dr. Eric Martin and Dr. Nicholas Sabbia take great care to make sure that extraction of a permanent tooth will only benefit you and not harm your oral health. They offer extraction that is safe, comfortable and effective. We also offer options for tooth replacement and will present all these options to you during your appointment. For more information on tooth extraction in Champaign, IL visit our office or call us today to schedule your appointment at (217) 352-7077(217) 352-7077.
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