Tooth Extraction in Jackson MS

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Permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but in some cases, that’s not how it works out. There are a number of causes why a tooth could have to be removed and in those cases, a tooth extraction needs to be performed.

Tooth Extraction in Jackson MS

Why would you need a tooth extraction?

There are numerous reasons why you might need a tooth extraction performed.  Here are some of those:

  • A tooth that’s been damaged by trauma and decay that there is no way to have it repaired.
  • Orthodontia is the process of aligning teeth and it is performed in cases when the teeth do not properly fit the mouth and the best solution is to remove a tooth to clear some space.
  • There are times when infection could threaten to reach the root of a tooth and a root canal therapy does not work then extraction is the best solution.
  • Sometimes the risk of infection is reason enough for a tooth to be extracted. This is the case with patients who cannot afford to have any kind of infection because of some other serious medical condition.

Surgical Tooth Extraction Procedure

Tooth extraction is one of the dental procedures that we specialize in. We will diagnose your condition and inform you right away if a tooth has to be removed and what your options are. We might perform steps like taking an X-ray of the affected tooth.

Before extracting your tooth we will be giving you a local anesthetic so that the affected area will become numb. If there is more than one tooth to be removed then a general anesthetic can be used so that you can sleep through the whole process.

What You Need to Tell Us

Tooth extraction is a routine procedure and it is very safe and you will not feel any pain at all. There are certain conditions that would warrant some special or additional steps from us. Before we start the procedure you need to tell us some details regarding your medical history. You should tell us if you have:

  • Damaged heart valves
  • Congenital heart problems
  • Artificial joint
  • Liver disease
  • Problems with the immune system
  • Bacterial endocarditis history

You should also tell us if you suffer from any allergies, are currently taking any medications, or both. We will make sure that we do not use anything during your treatment that will cause a reaction.

Lastly, let us know if you have a fear of the dentist, no matter how big or small. We will take all appropriate measures to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire appointment.

What You Need To Do on Your Appointment

You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out any paperwork.

Make sure you have copies of records of any recent dental work that was done on you to update the dentist of your dental status.

It is a good idea to ask ahead how much your visit will cost you if your insurance does not cover the procedure. This is to ensure that there are no big surprises when it comes time to pay up.

What to do after having a tooth pulled

You would have to go straight home after extraction and rest. The recovery period would usually last for a few days. We can prescribe painkillers in case you feel some discomfort after the local anesthetic wears off. There are certain things that you would not be able to do during the recovery period and we will brief you about that after the procedure.

There are special cases like an emergency tooth extraction or extraction of a wisdom tooth and we are fully prepared and trained to handle those situations. We can be your partner to have your teeth in perfect order. Get in touch with us today for wisdom teeth removal Jackson MS.

Frequently Asked Questions

What procedures will I need after my tooth removal?

  • It depends, you may need a replacement, a dental bridge, implant, partial denture, or no treatment at all.

Will I be awake during my tooth extraction? Will it hurt?

  • Yes, you are awake, the tooth will be anesthetized. It will be pain-free although you may feel some pressure during the procedure, which is normal.

After surgery, will I need someone to drive me home?

  • In most cases, you won’t need someone to drive you home.

How much recovery time do I need following tooth extraction?

  • Each case varies. Usually, you may need a day or so.

What’s the big deal with wisdom teeth? Why do they need to go?

  • Wisdom teeth are very difficult to keep clean because of their location and prone to decay depending on their angulation (or impaction).

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