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Tooth Extraction

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When would I need a tooth extraction?

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When tooth decay is severe, it can cause irreparable damage to the tooth, making extraction necessary.
  • Gum Disease: Gum disease can cause damage to the tissues and bones that support your teeth, which can lead to tooth loss. In some cases, extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Crowding: If your teeth are overcrowded, it can cause alignment problems that may require the extraction of one or more teeth to make room for proper alignment.
  • Impacted Teeth: Sometimes, teeth may not fully emerge from the gums or grow at an angle, causing pain and discomfort. Extraction may be necessary to prevent further problems.
  • Trauma: If a tooth is damaged due to trauma, such as a sports injury or accident, it may need to be extracted.
  • Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge, and they can cause problems such as impaction, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. In such cases, extraction may be necessary.

It's important to note that tooth extraction is considered a last resort, and Dr. Plonski will try to save the tooth whenever possible.

Dr. Michael Plonski | Mr. Dentist Hurst

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What to expect during your visit at Mr. Dentist:

  1. Consultation: Dr. Plonski will examine your tooth and discuss with you why an extraction may or may not necessary. He will also go over the different types of anesthesia available and help you choose the best option for your needs.
  2. Anesthesia: Dr. Plonski will administer local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted. In some cases, he may recommend sedation to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
  3. Tooth Extraction: Dr. Plonski will use special tools to gently and carefully remove the tooth from its socket in the jawbone. He will apply pressure to the surrounding gum tissue to help loosen the tooth and then use forceps to carefully pull it out.
  4. Post-Extraction Care: Dr. Plonski will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site and manage any pain or discomfort you may experience. You may be instructed to use a cold compress to reduce swelling, avoid certain foods or activities for a period of time, and take pain medication as needed.
  5. Follow-Up: Dr. Plonski will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and ensure that there are no complications.
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