Due to a wide range of reasons, a single tooth or set of teeth can deteriorate in health to such a great degree that extraction is required. One cause of this can be severe tooth decay that reaches the nerve-heavy pulp of a tooth. When this occurs, the patient is often at high risk for an oral bacterial infection. Other times, a patient’s mouth might simply have too many teeth, and one tooth might need to be extracted for orthodontic reasons. Patients suffering from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, then the gums around a tooth might become so weak that the tooth has to be extracted.
When a patient comes in for a tooth extraction, they are first subjected to local anaesthetization. Once the tooth is pulled, the patient will be given a gauze to absorb the bleeding as self-dissolving stitches are applied. If you are suffering from severe tooth decay or any of the aforementioned issues, it would be wise to contact Studio City Dental Center to determine what the best course of treatment would be.