Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada
When it is no longer possible to keep a bad tooth, the team of professionals at Inspire Dental of Summerlin can remove the tooth by way of extraction.
Do I need an extraction?
Hopefully not! Although the philosophy at Inspire Dental of Summerlin is to prevent tooth loss whenever possible, sometimes it is in the best interest of a patient to remove a tooth.
Common reasons to extract a tooth include the following:
- An injury that results in an avulsed (knocked out) tooth or severely damaged beyond repair
- Severe damage from tooth decay
- Deterioration of supporting bone, stemming from gum disease or loss of other teeth
- Crooked teeth or crowding in the mouth to prepare for orthodontics
- Removal of wisdom teeth
Surgical extractions are any type of extraction where an incision has to be made into the gum or the supporting bone structure in order to remove the tooth. This is also the most common variety of surgery that takes place in America.
The removal of wisdom teeth (third molars), is one of the most well-known surgical procedures. Wisdom teeth develop in the back of the mouth and, when they do, this often causes crowding of the existing permanent teeth. This crowding often places force on your permanent teeth, which can lead to pain,malocclusion, jaw dysfunction, and even tooth decay or gum infections. Wisdom teeth usually start to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25.
What to Expect
As with any procedure that we perform, our caring team of dental professionals will make sure you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Las Vegas family dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson begins by ensuring your mouth is numb so that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the extraction. The removal of the tooth itself may take only mere minutes, and you may feel a little bit of pressure as Dr. Wilson extracts the tooth, but you will not feel any pain.
What should I do following an extraction?
Some level of discomfort and minimal bleeding can be expected following any tooth extraction. We suggest the patient rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day, as well as avoiding any heavy lifting or bending at the waist. After the first day, you should be able to return to your normal routine, though it may be more comfortable to eat a diet of soft foods for a few days. We also advise using an oral rinse in the days after an extraction, in combination with your usual at-home regimen of brushing and flossing.
Replacing my missing tooth
At Inspire Dental of Summerlin, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options including dental implants, and dental bridges. For patients who have many, or even, all of their teeth extracted, we offer a line of custom dentures and even the All-on-4 implant system to replace your missing teeth. We encourage patients to replace their missing tooth as soon as possible following an extraction, which can prevent other teeth from shifting and causing problems with their overall oral health.
Extractions in Summerlin
To learn more about our tooth extraction procedure or ways to replace your missing teeth, contact our office at (702) 331-4700 to schedule a consultation.
Inspire Dental of Summerlin welcomes patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.