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We do everything we can to save teeth. Often, root canal therapy and a crown can restore a tooth that is broken down by severe decay, has an infected nerve, or has a crack that has not yet extended through the root.
Other times, surgical procedures, such as root amputation can be a viable option for removing an infected or damaged tooth root. In some cases of severe periodontal disease, bone grafting, along with other treatments, may save a tooth that is infected and loose.
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Wisdom Teeth Extractions
For many people, the best treatment for wisdom teeth is to remove them. This treatment helps prevent future dental problems and maintain a healthy mouth and smile.
Wisdom teeth can cause problems.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Smiles @ Southcenter – The Smile Makeover Center of Seattle Your last molars, called the third molars or wisdom teeth, typically begin to come in during the late teens or early twenties. When they don’t have room to grow in properly, they are considered impacted. This can cause serious problems such as:
A very painful infection, called pericoronitis, can affect a partially erupted wisdom tooth and the surrounding gums. This infection can spread into the face and jaw.
• Angled Tooth
When a wisdom tooth tries to erupt at an angle, it can cause decay in the neighboring tooth.
This happens because it is impossible to clean the area between the teeth.
• Hard to Clean
Difficulty in cleaning around wisdom teeth results in periodontal disease, which quickly spreads to the adjacent teeth.
A cyst can develop around an impacted wisdom tooth. The cyst destroys bone as it expands. Pathological fractures of the jaw can result
Single Tooth Removal
When a tooth has been seriously damaged by decay, a fracture, or periodontal disease, it may be time to remove it. If we must remove a tooth, we often recommend replacing it to preserve the jawbone and stabilize your bite. Some options for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile include implants and bridges.
After Surgery Care
It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a tooth is removed, but call us right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Heavy or increased bleeding
• Pain or swelling that increases or continues beyond two or three days
• A bad taste or odor in your mouth
• A reaction to medications
After care surgery instructions
After a tooth is removed a dry gauze pack should be placed over the extraction site to prevent excessive bleeding and to promote the formation of a blood clot. Keep pressure on the extraction site for 30-45 minutes. Resume pressure if bleeding continues. Slight bleeding may occur for up to 2 days.
Try to follow these helpful tips to avoid irritating the area and to aid in recovery:
• Pain Relief Medication
To alleviate pain, 600mg of ibuprofen can be taken every 6 hours. A stronger analgesic may also be prescribed. Please take medications only as directed.
Continue to maintain good oral home care by brushing, flossing, and being extra careful near the extraction site.
• Bone Fragments
During healing, small bony fragments may surface. These bone chips can be removed or smoothed to eliminate irritation.
• When to Rinse
Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours. After 24 hours you may begin rinsing with a glass of warm water mixed with ½ teaspoon of salt. Repeat this every 3-4 hours for 5 days.
• Be cautious
Avoid activities that could apply negative pressure to the blood clot such as smoking or sucking through a straw. Avoid chewing on hard foods by eating a soft diet the day of the extraction.
Following an extraction, some swelling and bruising may occur. A cold, moist cloth or an ice bag applied to the affected area for 15-20 minutes will minimize symptoms.
If you have any questions or any unusual symptoms occur please call our office and we will be happy to see you.