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Extractions In Colorado Springs, CO

When Are Extractions Necessary?

Extractions are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cannot be salvaged. Another reason for tooth extraction is because it is necessary to perform some other treatment, like creating space for orthodontics to straighten the teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth are recommended to be removed because they are typically causing problems due to a lack of space in the mouth. This will only continue to cause you pain and infection.

Types Of Extractions We Provide

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Basic Extractions

A basic tooth extraction is a method of extracting a visible tooth above the gum line This means that it’s not impacted and has fully erupted above the gum line. This can apply to your regular set of 28 teeth as well as the wisdom teeth if they were able to fully erupt without becoming impacted. 

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth commonly require extraction because there is a lack of jaw space to fit in the mouth properly without causing problems. Your teeth may erupt at an angle, they may be completely impacted in the gums and unable to break through at all, or they may be causing overcrowding and running into the surrounding teeth. 

This can cause tooth and jaw pain, tooth infections, decay, damage to your surrounding teeth, and orthodontic problems. If we suspect that your teeth are going to cause problems or they’re currently impacted, we will recommend removing them. Impacted teeth are surgically removed because an incision needs to be made into the gums to reveal the tooth that is impacted in the gums.

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How Long Does It Take To Heal From An Extraction?

This can vary from person to person depending on the extraction type, location of the tooth, and how well someone followed aftercare instructions. However, on average, a basic tooth extraction takes about 3 to 4 weeks to heal, while a surgical extraction takes slightly longer. You must carefully follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to avoid getting dry socket or infection. This will delay your healing.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you need an extraction, contact us at Alliance Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with a Colorado Springs dentist today.