Reno Tooth Extractions
If good oral hygiene is not practiced regularly, there is a chance you’ll need a Reno tooth extraction. Losing a single tooth can have a major effect on your oral health and appearance. Our Reno family dentists try everything they can to avoid a tooth loss, but sometimes it’s the safer option. Our team of Reno, Nevada dental associates are happy to consult with you on whether an extraction may be the best option.
A Reno tooth extraction may be necessary if you have:
- Malpositioned teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
- Impacted teeth
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic correction
If you believe you may require a tooth extraction, call us to schedule an examination appointment. One of our Reno family dentists then will be able to assess what the ideal treatment plan is.
After you come in for an examination, our Reno dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. If an extraction is suggested, the dentist will perform an x-ray to understand the shape and position of the tooth extraction area. Then, depending on the degree of difficulty, you may be referred to an oral surgeon.
Expect a certain level of pain and discomfort after the tooth has been extracted. Ice packs and pain killers should be applied to minimize discomfort. Make sure to apply ice about every 15 minutes. After the Reno tooth extraction procedure, if you’ve followed the care routine, the pain should subside within two weeks. If your tooth extraction continues to hurt, swell, bleed, or cause a fever, contact Reno Dental Associates immediately.