Tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic or mild dental sedation. Removing a visible tooth is a simple extraction
Tooth Extractions at Padron Dental in Rockford
Tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic or mild dental sedation. Removing a visible tooth is a simple extraction. A tooth that is broken, below the surface, or impacted requires a surgical tooth extraction.
In recent decades, the dental industry has focused on taking all measures to help patients retain their natural teeth. With many new advances, there are ways of keeping your natural teeth clean and free of bacteria and decay. In some cases, no matter how hard we try, teeth still become damaged, and the result is a tooth extraction.
The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment to evaluate whether you might benefit from a tooth extraction, or treatment to avoid one. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.
Some Causes Which Result in a Tooth Extraction
- Infection- Inside every natural tooth, there is a soft tissue center called pulp that is connected to the nerves of the tooth. When the tooth becomes damaged and the decay reach this pulp, the pulp becomes infected. When the pulp becomes infected, it will cause toothaches and sharp pains in the tooth. Usually, this infected tooth can be saved by Padron Dental by performing a root canal. A root canal is when we drill into the tooth and remove the infected pulp. Once the pulp is removed and the inside chamber of the tooth is cleaned, it is then filled with a composite filling and sealed. Millions of teeth are saved from extraction every year with a root canal. When a root canal cannot fix the infection then the tooth must be extracted. The reason the tooth should be extracted is to alleviate the pain from the infection and to also stop the infection from reaching your jawbone and surrounding tissue.
- Decay or Trauma- Unfortunate accidents happen, and when an accident occurs involving a tooth it can cause extreme pain from the trauma. Padron Dental can repair a damaged tooth by using a filling to fill in the cracks or fractures that were caused by the trauma. The cracks need to be filled to prevent infection from entering the tooth, and to prevent any decay. If a filling does not suffice, we will use a dental crown. A dental crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth. It is custom fabricated of a ceramic, porcelain or a metal material that is used to cover the entire tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns are often used to seal and protect a tooth after a root canal procedure or to protect a badly traumatized tooth. When neither of these options will help prevent the decay of the tooth from spreading, we will need to extract the tooth to prevent further damage to the tooth and the surrounding teeth.
- Gum Disease- One of the primary causes of natural tooth loss is periodontal disease. This is a gum disease that causes the gums to slowly pull away from the teeth when there is an excessive amount of plaque or tartar build up along the gum line. As the gums start to recede from the teeth it creates pockets of empty space that become infected. This is when you notice your gums have become extremely swollen, red and bleed often. If this disease is left untreated, the connectivity tissue that keeps your teeth in place will begin to lose its grip on your teeth. At this point your teeth will start to loosen up on their own and Padron Dental may need to extract them.
- Wisdom Teeth- Wisdom teeth usually begin erupting in our late teens or twenty-something age. In some cases, wisdom teeth can grow in perfectly straight, unpainful, and will not shift teeth and will not cause issues. In most cases though, wisdom teeth end up growing in crooked and start pushing your other teeth in different directions, causing misalignment. We remove wisdom teeth frequently, whether they have erupted, or they are still impacted underneath the gum line, we can remove them simply or surgically. It is often recommended to have your wisdom teeth extracted before they start growing in. Even if your wisdom teeth are fully grown in and have caused you no trouble to date, they may cause you problems in the future as they become more susceptible to infection in your thirties and forties.
The Two Types of a Tooth Extraction Procedure
Padron Dental performs both types of tooth extractions almost daily. They both are a common dental procedure.
- Simple Procedure- Using a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding areas, we will loosen your tooth and pull it out easily using a hand tool called an elevator. This method is done when the tooth that needs to be extracted has erupted well above the gum line for easy access. We will use dental tools to loosen the tooth and lift it up and out of the gum line for a simple and clean extraction.
- Surgical Procedure- A surgical extraction is a little more complicated procedure as it requires us to create an incision in the gum to retrieve the tooth. This is necessary during an impacted wisdom tooth extraction or if a tooth is broken well below the gum line. A local anesthetic will eliminate any pain or discomfort felt during these types of extractions. You can also discuss with us the possibility of adding a dental sedation to reduce your anxiety before and during the procedure as well.
Drs. Cassaro & Nguyen
Dr. Cassaro’s education began at Marquette University, where he earned his BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. He continued at Marquette University, attending their Dental School where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen is originally from upstate New York. Her first interest in dentistry came from her desire to help others attain a beautiful and healthy smile. This eventually led her to the University at Buffalo where she obtained a BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. From there she attended dental school at Midwestern University located near Chicago, IL.
Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient
The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable. It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your tooth extraction is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.