Tooth extractions are a standard dental procedure that addresses various oral health issues. Simple tooth extractions involve the removal of an easily accessible tooth without the need for extensive surgical procedures.
Simple tooth extractions typically apply to teeth that have fully erupted and have a single, well-defined root. Common examples include severely decayed teeth, teeth with advanced gum disease, or teeth beyond repair.
At Emery L. Edwards DDS, we perform simple tooth extractions as routine dental procedures to improve oral health, alleviate pain, and address various dental concerns.
The Procedure for Simple Tooth Extractions
Before the extraction, the area around the tooth is numbed using local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our dentist in Gulfport, MS, will then use specialized instruments to gently rock the tooth back and forth, loosening it within the socket. Once the tooth is sufficiently loosened, the dentist uses forceps to grasp it and carefully remove it from the socket. After removing the tooth, gauze is placed over the socket to help control bleeding and promote blood clot formation.
Our dentist sometimes places a few stitches to close the extraction site. However, this is only occasionally required.