Your natural teeth were meant to last a lifetime, functioning from childhood through your golden years. However, almost everyone is destined to lose at least one tooth for some reason. Preventive care can lower the chances of tooth loss, but even with the best of oral hygiene, sometimes teeth will still end up missing.
We believe in preventive dental care at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. We encourage our patients to take good care of their teeth. Our team helps patients do this by providing excellent care and education. We want our patients to know and understand how and why oral health is important. Still, there are situations when a tooth or teeth need extraction.
Extractions Performed with Care and Precision
Most tooth extractions are routine procedures, particularly for anterior teeth, since they only have one root. The back teeth, with three or occasionally four roots, can be more involved and may take more time to remove. Another consideration is the condition of the crown of the tooth, which is the part of the tooth that is above the gum line. If the tooth is broken, decayed or damaged where little of the crown remains, the extraction will be more involved.
The prosthodontists at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta understand the importance of extracting a tooth, causing minimal amount of trauma to the extraction site. The less trauma, the faster and better the area will heal. Our dentists’ gentle chairside manner helps you to relax and feel calm while undergoing the extraction procedure.
Aftercare of the Extraction Site
Another important aspect of the healing process is aftercare. Tooth extractions are considered surgery and as such, it is important that you follow the home care directions given to you by your dentist. We care about our patients and do not want them to experience the complications and discomfort that can occur when aftercare procedures are neglected.
You may have questions before or after the extraction procedure. We encourage you to ask them so you will know what to expect and have a full understanding of the procedure. Schedule your appointment with us for a comprehensive oral exam. We will address your dental issues to give you a smile that is healthy and beautiful.