If you are experiencing persistent mouth pain, there is no need to live in discomfort. At Desert Peak Family Dental, we assist patients in our Glendale office who suffer from the kind of tooth pain that can only be corrected with tooth removal.
When a severely decayed, infected or damaged tooth is irreparable, tooth extraction is often the last solution. Not all dental problems require tooth removal; this is a last resort procedure and preventative measure to preserve your oral health and avoid future problems.
If your tooth cannot be saved with endodontic therapy or some other dental treatment, tooth extraction is necessary. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or general sedation. Tooth extraction in Glendale does not require an overnight hospital stay.
Common reasons for tooth extraction in Glendale, AZ includes:
How well and how soon you recover from tooth removal depends on the number of teeth extracted and your overall health.
Your Glendale dentist uses special tools to lift the tooth and rock it back and forth until it loosens from the socket. All you will feel is pressure due to the numbing agent used to block pain in the area surrounding the affected tooth.
Once the tooth is removed, gauze will be inserted into the empty socket. You will likely be asked to bite down on the packed area to stop any bleeding. This will encourage a clot to form and healing to begin.