Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions in Anchorage, AK

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Your natural teeth were made for chewing, biting, and keeping the structure of your jawbone and mouth. This is your dentist’s main priority in helping restore, repair, and save your natural teeth, but there are times when extracting a tooth is unavoidable.

Your dentist at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC can make sure that you stay comfortable during, before, and after you have your tooth or teeth extracted. It will include walking you through what is going to happen step-by-step throughout the process, as well as what local anesthetics will be used and how you will feel afterward.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction:

  • Severe Decay Due to Irreparable Tooth DamageIt happens if your tooth decay makes its way to the center of your tooth where it is nothing but pulp. At that point, bacteria caused by the decay can enter the pulp, and the infection will begin.If this happens, it will require a root canal that might help in treating the infection. If your infection is severe, then it may need the extraction to keep the infection from spreading.
  • It Becomes a Reasonable Solution for Periodontal DiseaseInfections of the gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligaments, and other structures that are around your teeth are called periodontal disease. The first stages of periodontal disease will be gingivitis, also known as an infection of the gums. The worse the periodontal disease you have, the more your alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments will be affected. The earliest stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis which is an infection of the gums. The more severe kind of periodontal disease will affect the alveolar bone and the periodontal ligaments. Bacteria causes periodontal disease in the dental plaque which is already a sticky substance that glues itself around your teeth after you have eaten and not brushed your teeth. It happens several hours after eating. If you brush your teeth regularly and see your dentist, it will help you most in preventing periodontal disease.
  • Extraction Could Help Your Impacted Tooth When you have a tooth that gets impacted, it is blocked from coming out naturally, or your gums never completely erupted not letting the tooth come on out. It is the case most of the time for wisdom teeth. Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC might tell you that he/she recommends the impacted tooth be extracted to keep it from causing damage to your other teeth. By removing the impacted tooth, it could also help in lowering the chances of overcrowding and infection.
  • To Keep Your Teeth from Being Overcrowded It may take extracting more than one tooth to keep the teeth from becoming overcrowded. It is recommended when you must have an orthodontic procedure, and the new teeth have a spot to move around and realign themselves. Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC will have our orthodontist check how crowded the teeth are and decide if there is room enough for the teeth to move and give the rest of the teeth enough space to align better. To recommend tooth/teeth extractions is only if there is not going to be enough space for your teeth to align or straighten out properly.
  • Repairing After an Accident When you have a car wreck, get hit in the mouth with a baseball, or suffer another injury, you may need dental treatment. At Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC, the best option will always be to try to preserve your natural teeth. If this cannot be done, there are crowns, veneers, bridges, and dental bonding that might be recommended to you. If the dental problem is terrible, the only fix might be to extract the tooth or teeth. When an accident happens and the patient requires dental treatment, the first option is always to preserve the teeth. Dental bonding, crowns, bridges or veneers may be recommended. However, if the dental issue is dreadful, tooth extraction may be required.