Although one of the most common dental extractions performed in the dental profession today is the extraction of wisdom teeth, some patients may encounter the need to have other teeth extracted. All Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix has successfully performed countless dental extractions and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have if a dental extraction has been recommended. Keep reading to learn more about the dental extraction process.
Even though our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are a few reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted. These include:
Although a tooth extraction is a very common dental procedure, open communication with your dentist is required prior to the procedure since the extraction process can potentially allow harmful bacteria to enter into your bloodstream and increase your risk for a severe infection. For this reason, make sure you openly discuss conditions such as an impaired immune system or history of infection.
It’s not uncommon for patients to have pain associated with a tooth that needs to be extracted. The good news is that through the simple process of a tooth extraction, most patients of All Smiles Dental Care can return to their normal activities free of the pain that prompted their initial dentist visit. There may be some minor swelling associated with the extraction procedure, but this is very short-lived and can easily be treated with ice. Make your appointment today with All Smiles Dental Care to learn more about tooth extractions in Phoenix.