The Need for Tooth Extraction is Nothing to Fear
A lot of people find tooth extraction fearsome, thinking that teeth are attached to bones and will excessive bleeding when extracted. This is a false mindset; teeth are actually attached to a series of fibers called periodontal ligaments.
Trauma Ė knocked oneís mouth on a sliding door so hard, for example Ė might cause a tooth to crack or chip. Dentists may save this tooth though a root canal, a crown or perhaps both. Though sometimes, it depends on the severity of the damage, at some cases itís just not possible. Decay or disease may also make it unreasonable to save a natural tooth. In these instances, itís preferable to extract these damaged and decayed teeth with a durable, natural-looking dental implants.
Extraction may be the final step required to avoid further damage brought by a cracked or decayed tooth. Or, in the case of crowding or an impacted wisdom tooth, the procedure may be needed to avoid future risks. One need not fear if heís undergoing the procedure, especially if heís in the hands of an experienced dentists. Hereís basically how it works:
First, patients will undergo X-ray examination, this allows San Clemente dentist to see the tooth's exact position and foresee any potential complications. The patientsí medical and drug history is also assessed, so they can examine their patientsí general health and set up the options for anesthesia. Simpler tooth extractions may be executed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, with or without extra sedation like nitrous oxide or oral medication. More complex (or multiple) extractions may require conscious sedation that's administered intravenously into the bloodstream. Once the anesthesia has been administered the tooth can now be extracted, patients will barely feel a thing.
Tooth extraction also prevents the crowding of the teeth in the mouth. Isnít it rewarding to have a bright and healthy smile? Knowing that one can face the world with a bright smile gives an extra kick of confidence.
About Dana Ghorab DDS PC
Dana Ghorab DDS PC is a private San Clemente California family dental practice, devoted to the highest standards in personalized dental care. They provide comprehensive treatment, restorative and cosmetic dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest quality and comfort. They pledge to provide their patients with only the care they need and to educate and inform them of all options available. They see patients of all ages and hope to provide continuous care to all members of their clientsí family. They aim to make dental care as comfortable as possible.
Dana Ghorab DDS, PC
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