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Tooth Extractions in Albuquerque, NM

Tooth Extractions in Albuquerque, NM

An extraction is a process of numbing a tooth and its surrounding tissues and having it removed completely from crown to root. Extractions would be necessary in case of damaged, severely decayed, or worn-out teeth that can’t be restored using any dental restoration.


Why would I need a tooth extraction?


There are many reasons you may need a tooth extraction. The most common reason is a tooth that is too damaged to be repaired. If this is the case, your dentist may recommend an extraction to prevent further damage to the tooth and to your mouth.


If you are suffering from gum disease, you may need a tooth extraction. A tooth that is severely damaged by gum disease may need to be extracted. Tooth extraction may also be necessary if your tooth is broken and unable to be repaired if the tooth is impacted (meaning it is covered by gum tissue and bone), if the tooth is decayed, or if your wisdom teeth are causing problems in your mouth.


Alternatives to a tooth extraction


Tooth extraction may be your only option if a tooth is severely damaged or infected. However, many times, our dentists may recommend a root canal over a tooth extraction if the tooth is intact. Root canals can save the tooth from extraction, and they can also eliminate any pain that you may be experiencing.


After my tooth extraction, what’s expected of me?


After your extraction, there are a few follow-up steps you’ll need to take to ensure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible.
Once your extraction is complete, you’ll want to rest and recover at home. Make sure to avoid drinking through straws and eating anything crunchy or chewy for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid smoking for 24 hours, as smoking can slow the healing process. You should also plan on resting for at least 24 hours, as strenuous activity can increase your risk for dry socket.


If your extraction was paired with bone grafting or sinus lift surgery, you would need to follow special instructions for recovery. If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects, be sure to call your dentist.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Gerard and Moore Dental, call (505)-293-6125 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Albuquerque, NM at 8310 Palomas Ave NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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