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Dental Extractions in Canton, OH

If left untreated, tooth decay can quickly progress, causing significant pain and irreparable damage. At Minter Dentistry, we provide dental extractions as a solution for restoring oral health in situations where teeth can’t be fixed. While an extraction may seem daunting, it can often be effective in alleviating discomfort and preventing infection.

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What is a Dental Extraction?

A dental extraction is a procedure performed to remove a tooth. Extraction becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, severely decayed, infected, or causing crowding issues in the mouth. The procedure can vary in complexity depending on the condition of the tooth and surrounding structures.

Types of Tooth Extractions

Simple Extractions

Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth and easily accessed. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the tooth. Specialized instruments are used to gently loosen and remove the tooth.

Surgical Extractions

Surgical extractions are more complex procedures that are necessary for teeth that are not easily accessible or are not fully erupted from the gums. This may include impacted wisdom teeth, severely broken or damaged teeth, or teeth with curved or long roots. Surgical extractions are often performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s preference. We may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth and may need to section the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal. 

Why Would I Need a Tooth Removed?

There are several reasons why we might recommend extraction, ranging from dental health concerns to orthodontic considerations. Understanding these reasons can help you recognize when tooth extraction is necessary. Here are some common reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Severe Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Fractured or Traumatized Teeth

What To Expect When Getting an Extraction

Pre-Extraction Consultation and Evaluation

Before the extraction procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Minter for a consultation and evaluation. During this appointment, we’ll review your dental and medical history, perform an examination, and take X-rays to assess the condition of the affected tooth and surrounding structures.

Discussion of Anesthesia Options and Pain Management

Depending on the complexity of the extraction and personal preference, we offer various anesthetic options to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Our team will discuss these options with you beforehand and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Overview of the Extraction Procedure

On the day of your extraction, we will guide you through each step of the procedure. For simple extractions, Dr. Minter will use local anesthesia and specialized instruments to gently loosen and remove the tooth. For more complex surgical extractions, additional steps may be involved, such as making an incision in the gum tissue or dividing the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal. We always prioritize your safety to ensure a successful outcome.

Aftercare Instructions and Follow-Up Appointments

Following the extraction, we’ll provide you with both verbal and written aftercare instructions to promote healing and minimize discomfort. This includes recommendations for pain management, instructions for caring for the extraction site, and dietary restrictions to follow during the recovery period.

Schedule Tooth Extraction Consultation in Canton, OH

Whether you’re experiencing dental pain or infection or have questions about your oral health, our team is here to help. Contact us to schedule a dental consultation at Minter Dentistry in Canton, OH. Be proactive about your dental health!  You’ll be happy you did.