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Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

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One of the more common dental procedures is tooth extractions. Although most teenagers and some adults commonly get their wisdom teeth removed, various other reasons make tooth extraction necessary.

Reasons To Get a Tooth Extraction

One of the common reasons one may require a dental extraction includes having tooth infections, excessive tooth decay, crowding, etc. Someone who plans to get braces may need to have one or two teeth removed to provide room for other teeth to shift into place.

A more serious reason for tooth extraction is when a person has to get their compromised teeth removed while going through chemotherapy or are about to get an organ transplant.

No matter the reason behind needing a dental extraction, the procedure is always the same. To make the process less painful, the dentist may give you anesthesia that is local, general, intravenous, or a combination. However, a simple extraction works at removing the visible teeth. A slightly more involved procedure is required when the teeth are below the surface, broken, or impacted.

 

If you go to an experienced dentist or oral surgeon, the whole procedure would be relatively quick. If you reside in or near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Dr. Kate Wilson from Periodontics is a great dentist to consult.

She has been practicing for over 16 years now and makes sure to work as a team with her patients and fellow dental health care providers to make sure that her patients get the best service possible.

Aside from tooth extractions, she has extensive experience that allows her to provide fantastic assistance in scaling and root planning, dental implants, gum tissue esthetic procedures, bone grafting, and conventional and laser periodontal services.

So if you need to have your tooth extracted, or even need a consultation, schedule an appointment with  Dr. Kate Wilson.

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

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