Remove Problematic Teeth
Tooth Extractions in Wilmington
Though extractions can seem intimidating, Thrive Family Dental in Wilmington offers compassionate, comfortable care that will put you at ease in the dentist’s chair. Dr. Friberg uses advanced technology and extraction methods to ensure that your tooth removal is as painless and efficient as possible. Whether you have a damaged tooth or a problematic wisdom tooth that needs to be removed, you are in caring hands with Dr. Friberg.
Common Reasons for Extraction
The most common reason for tooth extractions is to remove wisdom teeth that are growing in improperly. The majority of adults choose to have their wisdom teeth removed when they erupt between the ages of 18-25. This is because most people do not have enough space in their mouths for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly without causing any damage to the surrounding teeth. Tooth extractions may also be required if a tooth is damaged by an injury or tooth decay and cannot be saved with a root canal.
Understanding The Extraction Process
The process of tooth extraction is relatively simple and only takes about five minutes per tooth. First, Dr. Friberg will clean and numb the treatment area. Sedation can be provided beforehand, if desired, to ensure that you feel calm and comfortable during the procedure. Specialized dental tools will be used to loosen the tooth in its socket and pull it out by the root. Then, the area will be cleaned, disinfected, and sutured shut. Your gums will be back to normal in about a week, and we will give you instructions to follow to ensure that your gums heal properly.
When is Extraction Necessary?
Wisdom teeth do not always need to be extracted. Some people have enough room in their mouths for them to grow in properly. However, if you do not have enough space in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, they may become “impacted” (this occurs when the tooth is unable to fully erupt from the gums). This can lead to pain, discomfort, and even tooth infection. If you notice issues like pain in the rear of your mouth, shifting of your teeth, or swelling around your molars, your wisdom teeth may require extraction. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Friberg to learn more, and see if you require a dental extraction in Wilmington and Porters Neck.