Mandeville

Tooth Extractions

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tooth extractions & Wisdom Teeth

wisdom teeth in Mandeville

In cases where patients have damaged teeth that cannot be saved with restorative dentistry, or where wisdom teeth put stress on the body, tooth extraction may be encouraged to restore a healthy smile. At Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Charles Schof is an experienced local dentist serving Madisonville, Mandeville, Lewisburg and nearby.Do you have a question about wisdom teeth or a tooth extraction? Give us a call at (985) 626-4401 to get started smiling again!

Using dental imaging technology, Dr. Schof is able to determine if you or your child will need wisdom tooth removal. A qualified specialist may be contacted for more complex cases. With proper care and attention at home and by your dentist, your experience with wisdom tooth extraction can be calm, painless, and fast-healing.

Mandeville Dental Assistant working on patient with wisdom teeth

what to expect

local anesthetic

A tooth extraction is a relatively painless experience! Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic that will ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. You may feel some slight pressure as the tooth is removed, other than that you'll be pain free!

extraction

For an impacted tooth that is embedded in the gums, an incision will be made and a portion of the bone over the tooth will be removed. Often, the tooth will be extracted in pieces in order to mitigate the need to remove any more bone than necessary.

recovery

After your tooth extraction, your dentist will give you instructions for aftercare that are easy to follow. In the days after your extraction, you will need to eat mostly soft foods and avoid brushing the treatment area. After about a week, your mouth should be back to normal!

Examination room in Mandeville

will i need wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom teeth earned their name due to their emergence between the ages of 17 and 25 in a young adult’s life, a time of that has often been referred to as the “Age of Wisdom.” Your family dentist may recommend removing wisdom teeth to achieve the following:

  • Prevent crowding in the mouth
  • Prevent damage to neighboring teeth
  • Preserve the orthodontic alignment of the smile
  • Reduce risks of inflammation, jaw damage or sinus issues

Not everyone develops a full set of wisdom teeth, and not everyone will need their wisdom teeth extracted. But taking a proactive approach with periodic dental x-rays to monitor changes in dental health even below the surface of the gums and teeth can encourage better dental care early-on.

Postponing a tooth extraction can often lead to pain, discomfort, misalignment or infection. Don’t wait to see the dentist! Visit the dentist on your own terms when you schedule a visit with us.

do i need a tooth extraction?

During an exam, your dentist will evaluate x-rays taken of your teeth to check for signs of tooth decay, wear, or infection. A tooth extraction is generally viewed as a last resort, but may be necessary to best preserve a healthy smile.

For many patients, repairing a tooth is possible with a filling, dental crown, or bridge. Do you have one of the following symptoms? You may need a tooth extraction:

  • A decayed or damaged tooth that can’t be saved with restorative care
  • A crowded smile, where the jaw is too small to support the teeth
  • A loose tooth due to periodontitis, age, or a dental trauma
  • You are experiencing risks of infection or compromised dental health
Dental assistant talking with patient about tooth extraction

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