Tooth Extractions

You with your dentist and Dr. Lussier may determine that you need a tooth extracted for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are broken, decayed, or diseased beyond repair. Other teeth may need removal due to their position in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, Dr. Lussier will discuss treatment alternatives as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

THE TOOTH EXTRACTION PROCESS

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 feel pressure but there should not be pain. In some cases, local anesthetic will be inadequate in getting you comfortable so an elevated level of anesthesia will be suggested such as Intravenous (IV) sedation.

 

AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION

For details on home care after tooth extractions, click on “Instructions”.