Tooth extractions have never been painless and have often been looked upon as a last resort option to treat an incurable dental issue. Although, there is nothing that can substitute natural teeth up to one hundred percent accuracy, there are ample dental treatments that can mimic the function of our natural teeth. At Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, every effort is made to avoid going through tooth extraction because we believe that there is nothing as strong and permanent as one’s natural teeth. However, certain situations might arise, which may warrant an immediate need to extract a tooth, or more, in order to maintain dental health.
What is tooth extraction and why you may have to go through it?
Simply stated, tooth extraction involves removing one or more teeth from the upper or lower jaw. Lasting Impressions Dental Spa is a holistic dental clinic where you can come with confidence and ask our dental experts for the best course of action when you are facing an issue with your teeth. Although, our first advice would always be to treat the issue without removing any teeth, we may eventually have to prescribe tooth extraction as a way of maintaining the health of the remaining teeth or else, to stop the spread of further issues within your teeth. Our team would be more than happy to provide you with a tooth replacement treatment subsequently, with the ultimate aim of saving and maintaining your dental health. We can help you smile with confidence and boast a healthy and sparkling oral hygiene.
Some of the most common conditions under which we would prescribe a tooth extraction are as follow:
- In case where a severe infection has already destroyed a considerable portion of a tooth and the bone structure that supports it.
- Intensive decay on the tooth that has caused damage which is beyond repair.
- Crowding of the teeth, which renders a proper fit of the teeth nearly impossible.
- Impacted wisdom tooth causing food impaction and cavities.
At Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, our dentists use immense precision and skill while performing a tooth extraction procedure so that our patient has to go through minimal pain and discomfort. When you get your teeth treated at Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, you will feel cared for and confident about the fact that your teeth are being treated by able hands.
What should you know about tooth extraction?
While tooth extraction is not really a specific and detailed procedure as dentures, root canal or invasalign, there are a lot of misconceptions that are believed by people who undergo the treatment. At Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, we believe in empowering our patients, which is why, we feel that they should be properly aware about the treatment and what are the necessary precautions that need to be taken before and after! Sometimes, the best way to save extra torrential expenses on dental treatments and some pain, is to get your teeth removed because no matter how much we try, sometimes, a dental situation may have only one solution and that is, removal of the tooth.
Some of the common situations which may require extraction of your tooth are:
- When you have a broken or cracked tooth: No matter how much you take care of your teeth, there are just about equal chances that you may have a broken or chipped tooth, same as someone who does not visit a dentist. It could be due to over crunchy food or a bad fall but if something is broken, it needs to be fixed. While there are some remedies and treatments for that, tooth extraction might be the only ultimate available option with your dentist.
- You are growing wisdom teeth: This is one classic example of a situation when there might be nothing wrong with your teeth apparently but still, you may have to get your teeth removed. In this case, when a wisdom tooth starts growing out the wrong way, it can cause trouble with a lot of pain. It might be very painful but in order to make space for the other teeth, it might be the only available option.
- When your tooth in infected: Unlike wisdom teeth growing the wrong way, it is quite possible to make sure that your teeth steer clear of an infection. Infections are most likely to occur on the exterior of the tooth or below the gums. After an infection has been discovered, your dentist may be left with no option but to extract your tooth to save the other teeth from being infected.
For whatever reason, when you end up in a patient’s chair for tooth extraction, there are a few things for which you should be prepared before, during and after the procedure. Let us take a look at the important things to note here.
Before undergoing the treatment
The first thing that you should know about a tooth extraction surgery is that you will be put under an anesthesia. In case you are allergic to the same, you should bring this to the attention of your dentist. Also, make sure that you are aware of the type of anesthesia that your dentist will be administering to you, especially in case you need to drive afterwards.
Talk to your dentist in advance about the procedure for making payment and applicability of an insurance plan to your surgery. Also, since you may not like to roam around with an empty tooth socket, do take some advice about possible dental treatments that can be performed on your teeth after the extraction.
During the treatment
Well, not a lot to do while you are on the chair. At this point, your dentist will perform the extraction process and make sure that the treatment is carried out in a wholesome manner. It will help you if you are comfortable and have your stomach filled so that you do not feel uncomfortable during the surgery.
After the treatment
Once the tooth has been extracted, you will have to be extra conscious about what you eat and take as much rest as you can. For a few days, your dentist will put you on a diet that involves eating soft foods, which are easy to bite and chew. Also, avoid eating or drinking anything which is either too hot or too cold. Since your dentist will be closing the gums with stitches, you need to take care of your oral hygiene as well.
Tooth extraction may sound very painful and expensive and it might as well be, but with the right supervision, it will become a cakewalk for you, as well as for your dentist. At Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, every effort is made to make sure that your treatment is carried out under strict supervision, and with immense precision, such that the results turn out to be as expected by you and the dentist. It is very important to maintain a healthy oral care routine once your treatment has been carried out. This step gains more prominence because teeth become susceptible to infection once a tooth has been infected and in order to avoid spreading that further, one should maintain a strict and religious oral care routine. Pay a visit to your dentist often and get your teeth examined for development of further infection or simply to make sure that there is no other issue with the teeth. It helps to stay cautious and aware of the teeth and taking precautions, rather than running to the dentist when the need arises.
Why should you choose Lasting Impressions Dental Spa?
Popular in Encino and the surrounding regions for excellent dental services, we are a family of experienced and professional dentists, who carry out our work in the best manner possible. With ample machines and knowledge of latest techniques, we feel proud about being equipped with the best infrastructure in town, which helps us treat our patients with accuracy. Over the years, we have gained immense popularity and fame for our excellent dental procedures and satisfied patients. For us, it is not just about earning some revenue through treating a patient but making sure that our profession allows us to serve the society better and in the most sophisticated manner possible. We are here to make sure that you can smile with confidence and satisfaction, after you leave our clinic. This is why we strongly encourage our patients to come in and get regular examinations done with us, so that we can help them care for their teeth in a vital manner. On our expert team is Dr. Isaac Kashani and his team mates, who are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. We feel proud and confident about our skills, which helps us offer wholesome services to our patients.
At Lasting Impressions Dental Spa, you can choose to get treated for one or more dental concerns, at very reasonable costs. Moreover, we are open to accepting several dental insurance plans as well, which will hopefully ease out your stress about paying for a dental treatment. We are your dentists for a lifetime!
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