Trauma, infection, impaction, and decay can compromise a tooth beyond repair, making extraction the best means of restoring oral health. Dr. Robert Berger and his team provide tooth extraction at his Columbia, SC, practice in the utmost comfort. If you require tooth extraction, Dr. Berger can also provide restorative options to replace the tooth.
Tooth extraction can provide the right patient with important benefits:
Candidates for tooth extraction often experience a sudden onset of pain. Before recommending tooth extraction, Dr. Berger will closely examine your teeth and jaws to determine if a more conservative treatment is an option. Candidates for extraction often have:
Before your tooth is extracted, Dr. Berger will ensure that you are comfortable by using local anesthesia and, if you choose, sedation. Then, he will make an incision in your gums before using a special tool to gently loosen and remove your tooth. Molars are often separated into pieces before being removed to ensure that surrounding teeth and gum tissue are not damaged.
Once your tooth has been extracted, bone grafting material may be placed to ensure that you can receive a dental implant in the future. Afterward, the incisions will be sutured closed and gauze will be used to control bleeding from the extraction site. Recovery usually takes a few days to a week.
When performed by a reputable dentist, tooth extraction is a safe and beneficial dental procedure. Once the problematic tooth or teeth are removed, patients can enjoy restored oral health and the benefits of orthodontic or restorative treatments. Too book an appointment, contact our office online or call (803) 787-9793.
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