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Where Do You Go For a Tooth Extraction

Posted on 3/7/2022 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Where Do You Go For a Tooth ExtractionWhen it comes to extractions, we are frequently asked, "Do I need to see a dentist or an oral surgeon?" Tooth extraction is not something to be taken lightly, therefore it's critical to choose the correct provider for your needs, especially if it's an emergency treatment. How do you know which one to go with? Both dentists and oral surgeons may do extractions, but how do you know which one to go with? The answer is dependent on the sort of process required and the complexity of the task.

Dentist or Oral Surgeon

If you have a problem with your teeth, the first thing you should do is call your dentist. Your dentist will assess the condition to determine whether an extraction is required and whether it can be performed in the office. X-rays and an examination of the problematic tooth or teeth are usually part of this session. Following that, your dentist will recommend whether he or she can conduct the extraction or if you should be sent to an oral surgeon. If the tooth can be extracted using Novocain or local anesthetic, most dentists can do so directly in the office, maybe even during your appointment. If the dentist feels that an oral surgeon is required, most dental clinics have relationships with oral surgeons and may readily arrange a referral.

Reasons for Referral to an Oral Surgeon

If your teeth are impacted, or completely below the gum line, taking them out becomes considerably more difficult. The treatment will very certainly require general anesthesia and an incision into the mouth to remove the teeth. The location of your teeth in your mouth may make it difficult for a dentist to extract them without causing pain. Large sinuses or restricted jaw movement, for example, need surgical extraction by an oral surgeon. Teeth that are already cracked or broken are more prone to shatter during extraction, necessitating more extensive surgery, comparable to that required for an impacted tooth. Regardless of your tooth's physical condition, some people prefer to be unconscious during an extraction if they have dental anxiety or a dread of visiting to the dentist. An oral surgeon is required in this scenario to deliver general anesthesia. Even if every dentist strives for perfection, some extractions can go awry. An oral surgeon may be required to complete the operation if the tooth has complicated roots or cracks during the surgery.
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