If you’re suffering from a toothache, you’re probably wondering how to relieve the pain instead of concentrating on the health of the tooth itself. Tooth pain can be the result of a number of problems, so you should make an appointment immediately for an oral examination. Depending on what the dentist recommends, you may or may not need a tooth extraction.
We are fully equipped to perform tooth extractions in our office (even for most wisdom teeth). The team at Northwood Dental in Clearwater are gentle and effective dental professionals who take your comfort and health seriously. We do our best to make any and every dental procedure a smooth success.
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The most common reason for the removal of a tooth is severe decay or breakage:
Regardless of the reasons a tooth must be pulled, tooth extraction is usually reserved only for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem.
Signs You Might Need A Tooth Removed
While there are a number of different reasons that your tooth may end up being pulled, the signs to look for are basically the same. Common indicators you might need a tooth pulled include overcrowding of teeth or the signs of a serious tooth infection. These include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our dental office as soon as possible. Our dental staff will relieve any pain and determine the best solution to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it’s important to have your annual dental examination so that your dentist can identify any tooth decay before it leads to tooth extraction.
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Nearly 85% of adults have their wisdom teeth removed. During your regular oral exams, digital x-rays will be taken to monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth. Often, your dentist will recommend removal to avoid future problems, such as partial eruptions which lead to infection, tooth decay, gum disease and serious tooth pain.
Wisdom teeth removal requires a dental surgeon who will extract the teeth safely and painlessly. During wisdom tooth removal, a local anesthetic is used to numb any pain that might occur during the surgery and your dentist will usually sedate you.
If you’re concerned about your wisdom teeth coming in, schedule your appointment with us today!