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Reasons That You May Need a Tooth Extracted
By Frederick Dental Group
April 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Extractions  

Are you concerned about a tooth and think it needs removal? Find your best oral surgery options at Frederick Dental Group. Dr. Dave extractionsVerma and Dr. Arpana Verma perform both simple and surgical extractions in-office, and they offer sedation options to keep you comfortable. Are you concerned about a tooth and think it needs removal? Learn here the reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth extraction.

Extracting a tooth

The American Dental Association (ADA) cites three top reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Disease, such as periodontitis (gum disease), infection or deep decay
  • Accidental trauma, from a fall or motor vehicle mishap
  • Crowding

In addition, teeth may complicate orthodontic correction or impede the eruption of adult teeth. Extra teeth may be located on the upper or lower jaws and often disrupt the alignment of other teeth. Finally, some teeth may be impacted or encased in bone or gum tissue. Many adolescents have impacted wisdom teeth and frequently undergo oral surgery procedures at Frederick Dental Group.

Getting a tooth extracted

If you or your Frederick, MD, dentist is concerned about a tooth, we will examine it and the surrounding gum tissue. Digital X-rays and CT scans help us to determine the problems the roots and supporting bone structure. Sometimes a patient needs this procedure to improve their oral health, function, and dental alignment.

If that's your case, Dr. Verma and the team at Frederick Dental Group will ensure you're in complete comfort throughout the procedure. The doctor may use oral conscious sedation, local anesthetic, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation or a combination of these medications to eliminate pain and keep you relaxed throughout.

Recovery is generally mild. And as you recover, you'll eat a soft diet and avoid drinking with a straw. If needed, Dr. Verma will prescribe antibiotics to heal infection and recommend appropriate medications to keep you comfortable. Ice to the jaw reduces swelling and may be recommended depending on the procedure.

Find out more

Don't chance bigger problems, if you're in need of an extraction or just an opinion on whether an extraction is needed or other procedures could suffice give us a call at (301) 624-1001 to schedule an appointment at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD.