Keeping your teeth in your mouth is the goal of every single dentist, but the unfortunate reality is that there are times when your teeth are unable to stay in their place despite the best efforts of the dentist and their staff. The reality is some teeth just are not able to be saved. In those situations, you need a dentist that can identify the problem and make sure that the extraction can happen seamlessly. At the office of Dr. William Ziecina in Shelby Township, MI, we can extract teeth with minimal fuss and get patients back to their lives quickly.

How Do Extractions Work?

The way an extraction works is that once it comes time to remove the tooth, we will make sure that you are adequately numbed. Sometimes this means oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, and in severe cases, we will use general anesthesia. The next step is we will remove the tooth using forceps. Once the tooth is removed, we will give you dressing so that you can bite down hard on it and make sure that the socket gets a proper clot so that the healing can begin. We will give you a prescription for pain medication if you are interested in avoiding the residual pain from the extraction. After everything heals, we can make sure that you are a proper candidate for a prosthetic tooth so that you keep your smile.

Why Would I Need an Extraction?

People need extractions when the tooth is more harmful to their oral health if it remains in their mouth. This is due to a lot of factors. Usually, this means the tooth is so severely infected that it can’t be saved and could spread the infection to the rest of the mouth. Another reason is trauma. If a tooth is broken, then it is important if the tooth can’t be saved to remove it, so problems don’t arise from a broken tooth.

There are plenty of reasons that people need extractions. If you are worried about your tooth, give us a call at Dr. William Ziencina’s office in Shelby Township, MI.

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