Broken Tooth

Tooth Extraction Idaho Falls

"Having a Tooth Pulled"

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What Is It?

Tooth extraction is also known as having a tooth pulled. This is when the tooth is removed completely from the dental alveolus of the alveolar bone. Permanent teeth sometimes need to be removed.

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How Is It Done?

If not impacted, the problem tooth is grasped and rocked free. If the tooth is impacted, gum and bone tissue are cut away and then the tooth is grasped and gently removed.

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Do I Need It?

One key indicator that you need a tooth extracted is pain. This can be attributed to decay, damage or disease. If the tooth is too damaged, it may need to be removed.

Common Types of Tooth Extractions

Is a tooth causing you a lot of pain? It may need to be pulled. Our Idaho Falls dentists will help you decide if you need a proper tooth extraction.

There are a few reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary. These reasons include getting wisdom teeth pulled, teeth that remain impacted pulled, or broken or bad teeth.

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are our last teeth to erupt, and are molars located at the back of the gums. Our wisdom teeth typically begin coming in around the ages of 17 to 25. We do not need our wisdom teeth to chew properly and they can cause our teeth to be squeezed.

For this reason, many people have them pulled. You shouldn't feel any pain throughout the procedure of getting your wisdom teeth pulled because the area will bee numb.

Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth, or teeth that never erupted, can remain so for a number of reasons. The most common reason for a tooth to remain impacted is overcrowdedness. Impacted teeth can cause pain as well as disrupt the proper growth of your teeth. For this reason they often pulled.

Bad teeth

Teeth that are rotten, broken or chipped, are sometimes pulled. This includes any bad teeth that are still impacted, and are sometimes broken into pieces while extracting the tooth.

What You Need To Know

Tooth Extraction

Local anesthetics are used so that you won’t feel pain only pressure during an extraction. We make sure we do everything possible to make you comfortable and assuage all your fears about having a simple tooth extraction.

Can a Broken Tooth Be Removed?

Yes. In fact, if the tooth is impacted, it may be broken in pieces to aid in the removal.

What Happens If I Don't Have a Tooth Pulled?

An untreated tooth infection can get worse over time, cause bone damage and be less manageable with time.

Are There Risks?

Some, but they are rare and may include; excessive bleeding, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath and residual pain. Again, these are very rare and we monitor you closely.

What Is The Healing Process?

Most healing will be done in about one to two weeks, new bone and gum tissue will grow over the opening and you can resume a regular diet.

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