Tooth Extractions in Wichita, KS
You and your Wichita Family Dental doctor may determine that you need an extraction to remove a tooth. Sometimes, baby teeth do not come out on their own and may need to be extracted to make room for permanent teeth. Some severely decayed teeth and those that have advanced periodontal disease may need to be extracted in order to save the surrounding teeth. Some broken or impacted teeth may require extraction. Extraction may also be performed before orthodontic treatment.
The Extraction ProcessYour Wichita Family Dental doctor will numb your tooth, jaw bone, and the surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. You will feel pressure as your doctor rocks your tooth back and forth. The process is quick and generally painless. If you feel pain at any time during your tooth extraction, let your doctor know immediately. Sedation is available for those patients who want it.
At the time of extraction, the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will some pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
After Tooth Extraction
Following your tooth extraction, your surrounding teeth may shift. Please ask your Wichita Family Dental doctor about tooth replacement to prevent complications.