Tooth Extraction Richmond, VA
At Fred Knaysi DDS, PC we believe that every patient should have great teeth and we are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure they have them! Sometimes that means removing a tooth that is no longer structurally sound in what is typically referred to as an extraction. Tooth extractions often have to happen when a tooth succumbs to decay and can’t be saved with conventional methods such as root canals. Sometimes teeth must be removed because of physical trauma – whatever the reason, we at Fred Knaysi DDS, PC can safely remove your tooth and offer you a way to replace it.
Common Reasons to Have a Tooth Extracted
Severe tooth decay is probably the most frequent cause of tooth extractions. It can be easy to forget to take care of your teeth every once in a while, we understand. If a tooth becomes so decayed that even the interior of the tooth shows significant signs of decay, we may not be able to save it with a root canal or filling. This is one of the most important reasons to come in for regular dental cleanings and examinations. When you come in twice a year we will be able to catch these issues before they progress to the point that you actually need to have a tooth extracted.
Blunt force trauma is another common reason teeth need to be extracted. Sporting accidents are one of the most frequent causes of trauma to teeth. If you regularly engage in physical activities that could endanger your head or neck, you should consider wearing a mouth guard. Mouth guards are inexpensive and can prevent a blow to the face or head from causing damage to your teeth.
The Extraction Procedure
Our number one priority at Fred Knaysi DDS, PC is your oral health and comfort. We will always make sure that you are fully anesthetized before we begin the process of removing your tooth. You may feel some pressure during the procedure, but that is totally normal. Once you are fully numbed we can begin the process of extracting your tooth.
There are a few different ways to remove teeth, all of them are situationally dependent. One of the most common ways to extract teeth is with the use of a tool called an elevator which grips the crown of your tooth as we rock it back and forth to loosen it. Once loose enough we can simply lift it out of your mouth. Once we have removed the tooth we can finish the procedure by suturing the site closed. We will send you home with some recovery instruction and a prescription for some pain medication.
Tooth Replacement is Key
Whenever you lose a tooth it is very important to consider some kind of tooth replacement option. By replacing a missing tooth, you are preventing a whole host of negative oral health issues from happening. We offer a number of tooth replacement options that are permanent as well as removable. Our recommended tooth replacement option would be dental implants because they do a great job of acting exactly as your natural teeth would.
Call us today at (804) 554-5599 to schedule an appointment.