Finding out you may need a dental extraction can be scary. Our dentists here at Sunrise Dental Longview make sure you know all of your options. The last thing any dentist wants to do is a dental extraction. Our dentists conveniently located in Ellensburg, Kennewick, Spokane, Wenatchee, and all over the state of Washington will do everything to save your teeth. With Sunrise Dental Longview, we make sure a dental extraction is the last and only option.
What Are The Signs That I May Need a Dental Extraction?
Remember that the only person that can diagnose whether or not you will need an extraction is your dentist. Some signs that you will need to talk to your dentist are:
- Dry socket
- Nerve Injuries
- Partial Eruption
Some signs are subtle; if you are unsure about what you may be experiencing contact a Sunrise Dentist as soon as possible. If there is something going on, catching it sooner rather than later is key to saving any tooth and preventing a dental extraction.
What Kinds of Dental Extractions are there?
There are two kinds of extractions: a simple extraction, and surgical extractions. Simple extractions will have local anesthetic applied, and the tooth will be lifted gently and easily with an elevator. This process is simple, and has a quick recovery. Surgical dental extractions involve administering an IV anesthetic along with local. Similar to the effect of laughing gas, you will be extremely relaxed but conscious. This recovery has a bit longer recovery time but your dentist will discuss this with you.
Dental Extractions are the last thing you want to resort to. It is always better to save the tooth.