Need Tooth Extraction In Anchorage?
The thought of getting a tooth pulled out is scary, but it can be necessary to protect the health of your mouth and gums. Dr. Scott Laudon, DMD doesn’t make the suggestion lightly. Sometimes you need your teeth pulled in order to get dentures or to make a denture fit properly.
Other times, teeth need to be pulled because they are causing other problems in your mouth. This is a decision the dentist will make and show you way you may need a tooth extraction.
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Why Do I Need My Tooth Pulled?
Dr. Laudon and his team work hard to keep your teeth in good working condition so they last a lifetime, but occasionally one must be pulled.
There are a variety of reasons, such as:
Wisdom teeth try to come in sideways or become impacted
Your mouth is too crowded. The tooth might be too big or you mouth simply can’t handle all the teeth.
To get your mouth ready for orthodontia
Infection due to tooth decay that has extended to the pulp, if root canal isn’t an option
After trauma, when the structure of the tooth is affected
Too much decay, which might affect the teeth around it
Risk of infection, if your immune system can’t handle the chance of it, due to chemotherapy or other medical situations
Periodontal disease that has resulted in loose teeth
How Does The Dentist Pull My Tooth?
Carefully and painlessly with some type of sedation. We offer a variety of sedation techniques which can be discussed during your appointment.
You first get an injection of local anesthetic that will numb the area around the tooth that will be pulled.
The dentist will use a forceps to gently grasp the tooth and extract it. The goal is to extract the entire tooth from its root to its tip.
If the tooth is impacted, which often happens with wisdom teeth, the dentist will cut away at the gum and bone that is covering the tooth. Then he will use a forceps to remove it.
After it is out, he will pack the empty area with gauze to stop any bleeding. He might add some stitches that will eventually dissolve.
Dr. Laudon and his team are skilled in extraction surgery. They have experience with the most challenging teeth. This experience, combined with the most up-to-date equipment and training in the latest dental advances, means you are assured of the best treatment available.
Will It Hurt?
Most of the time, no. We numb your mouth so you feel no pain, just numbness.
The procedure is done in a sterile, clean environment using advanced dental equipment. The only feeling you should have is pressure.
If you are nervous or very sensitive, Dr. Laudon will customize the pain procedure for you. Sedation therapy is an option. Before the extraction, he will check your mouth and ask questions. Be sure to mention your concerns about pain then.
After the tooth is pulled, you will probably feel pain as the anesthetic wears off. This is normal and the dentist is prepared with suggestions and medication. This might involve an over-the-counter pain reliever or possible a prescription medicine. Cold compresses also help.
Dr. Laudon and his team will give you a list of instructions to follow after the extraction, like eating soft food for the first day or two. If you have any questions or concerns, the staff is just a phone call away.
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