Expert Extractions for Your Oral Health Needs
When it comes to dental health, prevention is always the first line of defense. However, there are situations where tooth extraction becomes a necessary and crucial procedure to preserve overall oral health.
Angus Dentistry is a trusted provider of surgical tooth extractions in the Midlothian community, combining modern techniques with a compassionate approach to deliver the highest quality dental care.
About Surgical Tooth Extractions
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone, and it is typically considered when other dental treatments are not viable or when a tooth poses a threat to overall oral health. There are several common scenarios where a surgical tooth extraction becomes necessary:
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth often lack sufficient space to erupt properly. When they become impacted (unable to grow in fully), they can lead to pain, infection, and damage to neighboring teeth.
- Severe Tooth Decay: In cases where a tooth is severely decayed and can’t be restored through conventional methods like fillings or root canals, extraction may be the best option to prevent the spread of infection.
- Advanced Gum Disease: When gum disease progresses to an advanced stage, it can weaken the support structures around a tooth, leading to loosening and potential loss.
- Orthodontic Treatment: In some orthodontic cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to create space for proper tooth alignment.
Post-operative care is vital for a smooth and successful recovery after a tooth extraction. Angus Dentistry will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and guidance to help you manage discomfort, reduce the risk of complications, and promote healing. Additionally, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns that may arise during the healing process.
Our Patient-Centered Approach
At Angus Dentistry, our patients’ well-being is at the core of every decision and treatment plan. The team understands that the prospect of tooth extraction can be intimidating and anxiety-inducing for many individuals. As such, we prioritize creating a calming and supporting environment for each one of our patients.
Our surgical tooth extraction services provide patients with the chance to regain their oral health and overall well-being. Learn more about our extraction services by scheduling a consultation today.