Tooth Extractions – Albuquerque, NM
Remove Troublesome Teeth
Under ideal circumstances, you would be able to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. However, situations can arise that make it necessary to extract one or more of them. If you ever need our help to remove troublesome teeth, we are ready to serve you. With our careful touch and expert skills, we can perform tooth extractions for patients in Albuquerque that are as easy and stress-free as possible.
Why Choose Nob Hill Oral & Facial Surgery of Albuquerque for Tooth Extractions?
- Highly Experienced Oral Surgery Team
- Multiple Sedation Options
- Able to Handle Even Complex Cases
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
There are a number of reasons why it might be necessary to remove one or more teeth:
- A tooth has suffered severe damage or decay that cannot be repaired by more conservative means, such as a crown, bridge, or filling.
- You need more room in the mouth for successful orthodontic treatment or a denture.
- A tooth is impacted (stuck beneath the gumline). This is often the case with wisdom teeth.
- The wisdom teeth are endangering the health of nearby teeth.
- Advanced gum disease has caused one or more teeth to become loose.
- Tooth removal is necessary in order to stop an infection from spreading into nearby tissues.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
A simple extraction is a straightforward procedure. After numbing your mouth, we use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Then, we gently rock it back and forth in order to break the ligaments holding it in place. Once it is out of your mouth, we clean the socket and use gauze to control bleeding.
A surgical extraction requires us to take additional steps. For example, we might need to make incisions in the gums or break a tooth into pieces.
Before or after tooth removal, we may take some time to talk to you about your tooth replacement options.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Here are some tips to make your recovery process as easy as possible:
- Get plenty of rest.
- Take all medications, such as pain relievers and/or antibiotics, as recommended by our team.
- After the first 24 hours, begin regularly rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.
- Do not smoke.
- Do not consume alcohol.
- Do not drink through a straw.
- Call us if you run into any questions or concerns.
- Attend all follow-up appointments so you can replace missing teeth in a timely manner. Doing so can prevent you from suffering dental drift, jawbone deterioration, and other issues that often accompany tooth loss.