If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, you may be required to have a tooth extracted. Your dentist will be able to determine if the tooth needs to be removed and they will refer you to your Oral Surgeon for removal of the tooth.
Reasons for a tooth extraction
There are numerous situations in which a simple extraction can help alleviate pain or prepare you for another cosmetic or restorative procedure from your dentist. Some common reasons for extraction include:
- Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the tooth roots
- Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth
- Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
- Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
- Severe tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy
- Cysts or tumors that may be associated with teeth
How is a tooth extracted?
As a precaution, your referring dentist will first take X-rays of the tooth or teeth in question, to help plan the procedure. Drs. Bianco and Singh will see you for a consultation and determine the best way to remove it while making you as comfortable as possible. These methods range from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to intravenous (IV) sedation. As Oral Surgeons, Drs. Bianco and Singh are specially trained in the administration of intravenous (IV) sedation in a safe manner. Sedation allows you to undergo the procedure in a quick and painless way!
If sedation is chosen, please follow the guidelines listed on our site IV Sedation Instructions.