The experienced dentists at Culp Dental have been performing tooth extraction in Rock Hill, SC for decades. Although permanent teeth are intended to last a lifetime, extraction is recommended for a number of reasons that may or may not be in your control.
Why Are Teeth Extracted?
- Disease such as decay or periodontitis that has caused extensive damage to the tooth
Severe damage or trauma from cracking, breakage or injury that makes repair infeasible
Crowding that may block other (permanent) teeth from erupting
Orthodontics that requires extraction to make space for the improved teeth alignment
Cost of restoration is prohibitive, especially if the prognosis for a tooth is substandard
What Is Simple Extraction?
A simple extraction can be usually accomplished from above the gum line using traditional dental instruments. Teeth that have straight roots and solid tooth structure can be easily grasped, making them good candidates for simple extraction.
What Can I Expect?
At Culp Dental, your dentist numbs the area before the extraction to reduce pain. Afterward, a small amount of bleeding is normal and a blood clot will form at the site of the extraction. To make your recovery easier, avoid smoking and rinsing your mouth vigorously, don’t drink through a straw for 24 hours and follow our diet recommendations. Take any prescribed medications as directed. While you can brush and floss other teeth, don’t clean the teeth next to the site of the extraction. Call Culp Dental to report any swelling or excessive pain you experience.
Interested in scheduling a consultation at our Rock Hill, SC dental clinic? Call 803.324.2921 now.