Tooth Extractions Fort Wayne, IN
Routine Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are a common procedure in dentistry, but needing a damaged or decayed tooth removed can still seem unpleasant to patients. It is important to highlight the oral health benefits that can result from extracting a tooth that is harming surrounding teeth and gums. Removing teeth are routine procedures for Drs. Mulokozi Lugakingira and Franklin Awah, but we still ultimately try to save a tooth first. When a tooth extraction is necessary, it is usually to relieve tooth pain, preserve the overall health of your mouth, or to prevent more serious conditions from developing.
Necessary Tooth Extractions
When we do need to extract a tooth, we do so in a manner that preserves as much of your jaw bone as possible. Because the jaw bone begins deteriorating within the first year after a tooth is lost or pulled, it is important that your jaw maintains proper bone support and contour, especially if you are considering dental implants. Once your tooth is extracted, we will place a bone graft, a bone-like material, in the empty socket, which will fuse to the existing bone and create a solid foundation for the placement of a dental implant. However, the only way to fully preserve the structure of your jaw bone is with a timely placement of a dental implant. Dental implants are the preferred long-term solution to replace a missing tooth and provide both cosmetic and functional benefits to your smile.
Expertise in Oral Surgery
Sometimes, though rare, a routine extraction can become complicated if the tooth fractures, if bone or tissue removal is needed, or if the tooth is impacted. It is highly beneficial to have oral surgeons like Drs. Lugakingira and Awah performing the extraction, especially if this happens, as they have extracted thousands of teeth and are specifically experienced in handling a wide range of complications. The expertise they bring to each situation means your tooth extraction will be performed with the highest level of skill and in the gentlest way possible. We also offer sedation options to provide you with a relaxed and nearly pain-free extraction.