Multiple Tooth Extraction Bend OR
Taking care of your teeth is essential for maintaining their health and their strength. However, even if you take proper care of your mouth, the teeth can still be faced with issues like physical damage or decay, which can compromise their strength and leave them vulnerable to infections. When damage occurs, the ideal solution is to restore the affected teeth, allowing them to stay in your jaw. However, in the case of severe damage, this may not be possible. When multiple teeth have been affected, Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD can provide treatment with multiple tooth extraction.
Reasons for a Multiple Tooth Extraction
Because your teeth are so important, the preferred solution is to save them following tooth damage. This is generally done with fillings or crowns. However, when the damage is severe, saving the teeth may not be possible. Following damage, a dental exam is necessary. We look over your teeth and examine your gum tissue. We also take X-rays, which enable us to see damage below your gum line, including root fractures and bone damage. We can determine the extent of the damage and the best course of action. Reasons for a multiple tooth extraction include:
How are Multiple Teeth Extracted?
There are two ways in which multiple teeth may be extracted. One way is a simple extraction. A simple extraction is a fairly straightforward process that is done under a local anesthetic. An elevator loosens the tissue and ligaments from around the teeth. The teeth are then gripped individually with forceps and moved back and forth to loosen them further and lift them free.
A surgical extraction is used in more complex situations. This procedure is done under local anesthetic and sedation. Incisions are made in your gums to provide access to the roots of the damaged teeth and the surrounding bone. We then work to remove the teeth. In some cases, small amounts of bone may need to be removed as well. We may also need to section the teeth and remove them in pieces. Once the teeth have been completely removed, the area is cleaned, and your gums are sutured closed.
Replacing Multiple Teeth After Extractions
Following the extraction of teeth, replacement is needed. There are several options available. We go over all of your options to help choose the best one to meet your needs. Replacement options include:
If several teeth have been significantly damaged or decayed, a multiple tooth extraction, followed by tooth replacement may be the best option. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD today at (541) 389-0261.