Removing Damaged And Infected Teeth
With Tooth Extractions
If one of your teeth is damaged, decayed, or unhealthy, it may need to be extracted. Luck Family Dental has been performing minimally-invasive basic extractions for years and is always sure to be as gentle as possible if you are in need of tooth removal. If it is necessary to remove one of your teeth, we offer to all of our patients, so if you are feeling nervous about having a tooth extracted, you’re sure to get the care you need from our compassionate team.
Understanding the process
basic tooth extractions
The process of having a tooth extracted at our office is quite simple. First, your tooth and gum area will be numbed, cleaned, and disinfected. After this, Dr. Luck will use a special tool called a “dental elevator” to loosen the tooth in its socket. Once the tooth has been sufficiently loosened, Dr. Luck will remove it by the root. Then, the socket is cleaned, disinfected, and sutured shut. This process typically only takes about 5 minutes per tooth.
Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?
common conditions & causes
There are a number of reasons that you may need one of your teeth extracted. The most common reason, by far, is the improper growth of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth grow into our mouths during our late teens and early twenties, and can often cause dental health issues like tooth infections, impacted teeth, and undesirable changes in your alignment and bite.
Tooth extractions may also be used to remove one or more teeth that have been seriously damaged by tooth decay oror an oral injury. Extraction of one or more teeth may also be required before placing a dental implant, or when a full-arch denture is being designed.
Site Preservation After Extraction
Prepare For Dental Implants
Dr. Luck offers site preservation for dental implants. This procedure involves a specialized bone graft, which is placed into the socket where the extracted tooth used to be. Then, a special collagen membrane is used to cover the socket, and it’s sutured shut.
This procedure is used to protect the bone surrounding the socket (also known as the alveolar ridge). This treatment is ideal if you plan on replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant in the future, as it helps protect the area and ensure that the bone is healthy enough for implant surgery.
schedule your appointment today
WITH LUCK FAMILY DENTAL
If you think your wisdom teeth are erupting improperly, or you believe that one of your teeth may be damaged, or if you are preparing for a dental implant or a denture, Dr. Luck is here to help. She can provide you with a comprehensive oral exam, and extract one or more of your teeth if the procedure is necessary to preserve your oral health. Give us a call today at (803) 760 7860 to schedule your consultation today, or stop by our office at 342 Patricia Lane, Suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 29708.