Whenever possible, we try to save a damaged or severely decayed tooth. However, if a tooth is threatening your oral health, overall wellness and causing you pain, and extraction at LN Dental Chester Hill, NSW may be the best option.
We always make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable during your extraction, and recovery generally means only a day or two of mild discomfort and inflammation.
Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction
There are various reasons you may need a tooth extraction:
- Before orthodontics
- For full dentures
- Problematic wisdom teeth
- Decay or trauma
Extractions before orthodontics and for troublesome wisdom teeth do not interfere with your oral health or promote bone loss in the jaw. Wisdom teeth—in fact—can complicate your oral health.
However, when a tooth is extracted due to decay or trauma, we strongly recommend tooth replacement to restore your oral health.
Why Socket Grafting Is Essential
Unfortunately, when a tooth is removed, the root stops sending nutrients to the jawbone, and you experience bone loss. Additionally, your natural teeth start to move toward this space, which throws off your bite and may lead to cavities and breakage due to wear.
Socket grafting is a way to preserve this empty space by keeping the jawbone viable. When you maintain your jawbone through bone grafting, it means you are saving this space—preserving the socket—for a tooth restoration or prosthetic.
Typically, your dentist extracts the tooth and fills the space left by the root with bone substitute or other material to stimulate and preserve the bone. Then it is sutured. This procedure is designed to keep you in candidacy for tooth replacement, specifically a dental implant.
Tooth Extractions at LN Dental Chester Hill, NSW
If you need a tooth extraction at LN Dental, or if you have questions about socket grafting, we encourage your call. To book an appointment, reach out to the team at LN Dental today! You can get in touch by calling (02) 9644 1499 or filling out a contact form. We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm all seven days of the week, so we’re here if you have a pressing need that needs to be seen.
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