When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Damaged teeth can often be repaired with fillings or crowns, but in same cases these treatment methods aren’t sufficient to address the problem with the teeth. For extensive decay, overcrowding and trauma, one or more Tooth Extractions may be recommended. It’s also common for wisdom teeth to be extracted because they frequently grow in at awkward angles and can interfere with the roots of adjacent teeth.
Dr. Mulokozi Lugakingira offers emergency dental treatments, including tooth extraction, for severe toothaches. He utilizes leading technology and procedures to provide this service with minimal discomfort to the patient and has a high rate of success. Although the thought of a tooth extraction may seem unpleasant at first, it can relieve severe oral pain and can improve oral health. If a tooth is causing significant pain, bacteria and inflammation are often the cause. By extracting the affected tooth and preserving as much healthy bone tissue as possible, the area can heal.
What Happens After Extraction?
Dr. Lugakingira often recommends the placement of dental implants after tooth extraction. Dental Implants are known to last for many years after placement and restore dental function. They also stimulate the bone of the jaw to prevent it from degrading (as is common after tooth loss). You may need to receive a bone graft to build up the jaw bone before Dr. Lugakingira can place an implant.
To schedule a consultation with our skilled oral surgeon, contact our practice at Fort Wayne Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Implant Center.