There are a variety of reasons a tooth may need to be extracted, from severe decay or gum disease to impacted or fractured teeth. It can offer essential relief from an infected tooth and help preserve your remaining healthy teeth. Whatever your symptoms, Dr. David Cannon at Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, can provide you with low impact dental extractions.
What to Expect from a Dental Extraction
The care team at Cannon Dental treats you like part of the family. Every element of the Cannon Dental office is designed to put you at ease, from the friendly staff to the state-of-the-art technology used in treatment.
If you are coming in for an extraction, they use the latest modern dental anesthetics to make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible. They begin by numbing the tooth that needs to be removed, as well as the area around it. Once you are completely numb, they’ll use special dental tools to ease the tooth from its socket. You may feel slight pressure during the procedure, but the anesthetic will ease any potential pain.
Once the tooth is removed, you’ll be sent home with everything you need to keep the area clean and cared for while it heals. Mild pain and swelling may occur in the following days, but Dr. Cannon will prescribe effective pain relievers to be administered as needed. You’ll go over at-home care with Dr. Cannon, as well as signs that may suggest healing is not going according to plan, such as:
- Unmanageable pain
- Excessive bleeding
If any of these symptoms occur, you will be seen immediately by Dr. Cannon, who can treat any infections or developing issues. However, most patients heal without issues.
Once the area is healed, you’ll discuss restoration options with Dr. Cannon. These may include:
Each option has its own benefits, and Dr. Cannon will talk you through all available options, helping you determine the best course of treatment based on your goals.
Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift or drift and can potentially threaten the integrity of your jaw, leading to the loss of additional teeth. For that reason, it’s important to discuss restoration options.
If you’re living with a painful or impacted tooth, or have concerns about a developing issue that may need to be treated with extraction, talk to Dr. Cannon about your options today. Schedule an appointment for a consultation by calling Cannon Dental at (801) 406-9985.