Tooth Extractions in Mesa, AZ

Tooth Extractions in Mesa, AZ

Dentists and dental professionals work to help you keep your natural teeth. However, sometimes that’s just not going to happen. Teeth can become so badly damaged by injury, disease or decay that extraction is the best choice. Sometimes teeth can be overcrowded to a point to where removing one or more teeth is necessary to keep the other teeth healthy. Other times, an emergency tooth extraction near you is the only available option. Tooth extraction can be the most cost-effective solution to a compromised tooth at times.

Your dentist at Bella Via Dental in the Eastmark community in East Mesa, AZ can remove a troublesome tooth in a fairly rapid painless procedure, as long as the tooth in question has emerged fully from the gums. Teeth that need removal but haven’t erupted from the gums and teeth that are broken off at the gumline require a more complex procedure.

A simple extraction’s process is straightforward. The tooth and gums are numbed and a tool called an elevator loosens up the tooth, then dental forceps pull it free. The area is packed with gauze and complete.

Surgical Extraction

In a surgical extraction, you may get both local and intravenous anesthesia. You will remain conscious, relaxed and aware. The doctor at Bella Via Dental in Eastmark in East Mesa will make a small cut into your gum to get to the tooth. Sometimes a tooth will need to be sectioned into smaller pieces. This is more common with broken teeth or wisdom teeth.

Alert your dentist if you have any of the following conditions:

  • an artificial joint
  • any history of bacterial endocarditis
  • damaged heart valves or artificial valves
  • renal disease
  • heart defect of any kind
  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • hypertension
  • an impaired immune system
  • any history of free or easy bleeding

Homecare

  • An ice pack over your cheek really helps reduce swelling. Use one for 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
  • Leave the gauze pad placed over the extraction site in place for 3 or 4 hours. It’s important to allow a blood clot to form inside the tooth socket.
  • Take it easy for a day after the procedure. No bending over, no lifting.
  • Don’t use a straw and don’t smoke. A sucking action will dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket, a painful condition that requires another trip to your dentist to treat.
  • Over the next 24 hours, avoid solid foods. Stick to pudding, yogurt, soup and beverages.

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When you’re faced with a decision about the health of your teeth, book an appointment with us at Bella Via Dental in Eastmark in East Mesa. We proudly serve patients near Chandler, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Gilbert, Gold Canyon, and San Tan Valley, AZ.

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