When a tooth needs to be removed, this is called an extraction. While not all problems with teeth require removal, extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future.
Extraction of a tooth is necessary if the tooth cannot be saved by a root canal or other dental procedure. Usually performed under local anesthesia or general/IV sedation, teeth extraction in Prescott Valley, AZ does not require an overnight stay in a hospital.
Common reasons for a tooth extraction in Prescott Valley, AZ include:
- Broken or decayed teeth, abscessed teeth, or any tooth that cannot be restored. Recovery from an extraction is based on your health and the number of teeth extracted.
Special dental tools used to extract a tooth and its root are called elevators (to lift the tooth out) and dental forceps (to rock the tooth back and forth until it loosens). You won’t feel anything but pressure when you have a tooth extracted because a powerful numbing agent blocks nerve pain in the socket and gum area surrounding the tooth.
Following teeth extraction in Prescott Valley, AZ, the dentist will insert a “bite pack” or wad of gauze into the empty socket and ask you to bite down on the gauze. This stops the bleeding and allows a blood clot to form in the socket.
Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere at PV Dentistry. We have been providing the Prescott Valley, AZ area with high quality family, cosmetic, periodontal, pediatrician, and restoration services. We are here to assist you with all of your dental needs. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
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