Sometimes a tooth needs some “extra help” to be removed. If this is the case, Dr. Monteiro may perform a surgical extraction, where the tooth is split into several pieces or bone is removed around the roots. Don’t worry- you won’t feel anything different than you would for a regular extraction. In fact, surgical extractions often help the tooth come out easier and with less force so that healing time and discomfort is reduced.
If you are having teeth removed and a denture or partial made, you might require bone augmentation. This is the process of smoothing bone that protrudes and is otherwise too obtrusive to comfortably wear a denture. Additionally, many people who experience problems such as chronic sore spots, lack of suction, or bulky denture teeth that protrude too far may benefit from bone augmentation prior to making a new denture for best results. Call River Oaks Dental today to schedule a complimentary denture consultation to see if you could benefit from bone augmentation.
Without a graft following an extraction, the bone and gums can recede where the tooth roots once were. By placing a graft, either made from donor bone or from synthetic bone substitute, we can prevent this process from occurring. This is especially important if you plan to place an implant, in the near or distant future, where the tooth was removed.