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Tooth Extraction and Removal

Eagle Dentist | Serving Meridian & Eagle Residents 

Tooth extraction may be required due to severe tooth decay, infection, or crowding. When getting braces, one or two teeth may need to be removed to provide room for the other teeth as they shift into place. Here is all you need to know about dental extraction.

A dental extraction is a medical procedure that is routinely carried out by a general dentist or an oral surgeon. Dental instruments and equipment are used during a tooth extraction operation. The Procedure is also known as oral surgery, and is a straightforward technical process that normally necessitates sedation or local anesthetic. Before a tooth extraction, like with any other minor surgery, a thorough medical examination is required. For maximum patient comfort, the surgery is complemented by pain management.

Maintaining healthy teeth is vital for the aesthetic and masticatory purpose of the mouth. After the Primary teeth also known as baby teeth loosen and fall out , permanent teeth erupt and are meant to last for a lifetime. Nevertheless, the following are some reasons why a dentist may recommend a tooth extraction.


A tooth that has been significantly damaged by disease or trauma and cannot be restored must be extracted to avoid further discomfort and infection. If not treated, damaged teeth can cause excruciating pain and agony.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth occur when there is not enough space in the mouth for permanent teeth to erupt in ideal alignment. As a result, individuals with this kind of misalignment have crooked teeth that overlap. Depending on the size of the patient's jaw and the number of teeth they have, overcrowding can be minor, moderate, or severe. Teeth crowding may be caused by having teeth that need more space than the jaw has room for. In the event that primary teeth have been lost too early, you might also have dental crowding.

Impacted Teeth

If a wisdom tooth grows abnormally or becomes impacted, it may need to be extracted to avoid lateral tooth disruption or infection later on. For some individuals, impacted teeth just happen. While genetics play a critical role in this, parents who have impacted teeth may transfer the condition to their children.

Tooth extraction is a painless procedure that takes less than an hour. Your dentist will first administer local anesthesia to make sure the extraction site is numb. In case you are extracting your wisdom teeth or more than one tooth, the dentist will numb any surrounding areas that may be affected.

After the area has had plenty of time to succumb to anesthetic, the tooth will be luxated and removed with dental instruments. Sectioning of larger teeth may be necessary as the goal is to be the least invasive as possible. In some cases, incisions including gum tissue and bone tissue may be necessary to loosen and grip the tooth structure from its embedded position.

After successful removal of the tooth, a blood clot will form in the socket. Your dentist will place a gauze pad and allow you to bite on it to aid in stopping excessive bleeding. Under normal circumstances, bleeding will stop after a few minutes. However, pain may persist and your dentist will recommend some pain relievers.

Tooth extraction is a safe process. After extraction, your dentist will recommend you to start your daily activities after 24 hours.

Dental extraction has the following merits:

  • It relieves you from pain.
  • Solves issues related to infection and pericoronitis.
  • Promotes optimal oral health.
  • Maximize cosmetic goals after addressing crowding issues.

Castlebury Dental is conveniently located in Eagle, Idaho, at the intersection of Chinden Boulevard and Meridian Road. As your preferred Eagle and Meridian Dentist, we take great pride in helping you maintain optimal dental health with experienced dentists. Our office is committed to providing comprehensive and preventive treatment to our patients. Reach out to us and restore your smile!



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