Tooth extraction is a procedure performed to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. This is usually necessary for several reasons, including severe decay, which threatens the health of the tooth and gums surrounding it, irreparable damage to the tooth caused by trauma or injury, crowding of the teeth due to misalignment, and in preparation for restorative procedures like dental implants.
Dr. Nguyen is proud to offer extraction with bone grafting procedures.
The number one reason for tooth extraction is tooth decay, which is also one of the most common and easiest diseases to prevent. Regular brushing and flossing are the two best habits you can develop for a healthy smile, along with regular dental cleanings and checkups at your dentist's office to help you get an early start to treatment on any problem areas. If you've developed cavities, you may eventually need to have teeth removed at some point to avoid the spread of infection, which can spread to the jaw and other surrounding structures.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
As our teeth develop, the wisdom teeth can become impacted or unable to fully erupt through the gums. Impaction can cause pain, swelling, and infection of the tissue surrounding the tooth. In many cases, an impacted wisdom tooth should be removed to prevent future problems and alleviate discomfort.
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary before orthodontic treatment can begin. This is because teeth are straightened using braces, which rely on teeth being moved to fit together properly. For a patient to get the ideal smile with straighter teeth, some teeth must be extracted to make room in the patient's mouth for the remaining teeth to move into their proper positions.
A dental abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs within the mouth. The infection usually starts from a cavity. As the bacteria grows, it can spread to the pulp and infect the root canals inside the root. Eventually, an abscess forms in the gums or jawbone.
Abscesses can be very painful, but they can also cause fever and other flu-like symptoms. This is why it is important to see a dentist if you suspect you have an abscess. The doctor is able to drain the abscess and remove the infected tooth if necessary. An abscess that does not go away with treatment or antibiotics may lead to extraction.
Once the tooth has been removed, a small piece of healthy bone tissue is obtained from the donor site.
The surgeon places this harvested material into the affected area to stimulate new growth and close gaps in damaged bones.
This involves closing up any incisions made during surgery with sutures or staples to prevent infection and promote healing.
Finally, recovery after bone grafting is essential to ensure optimal results whilst reducing pain levels following surgery.
At our dental office, we prioritize accessibility and affordability for all of our patients. That's why we are proud to announce that we have established partnerships with most major PPO dental insurance plans.
Our team of professionals will work closely with your insurer to ensure that you receive the necessary treatments prescribed by our dentist.
Our beautiful Peachtree Corners dentist office is conveniently located in the Peachtree Corners Town Center. Plenty of free parking is available on the top level of the parking deck.
5210 Town Center Blvd, Ste. 310
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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A bone graft refers to the process of rebuilding the jawbone where teeth are missing. Bone grafts are usually necessary when a tooth is missing from the jawline, and the bone surrounding the area has deteriorated or shrunk due to tooth loss.
During a bone graft procedure, we will replace missing bone and tissue with artificial materials. This will help us rebuild your jaw so that implants can be placed successfully later. The graft will help restore the size and shape of the jaw so that the dental implant will stay in place properly.
The different types of bone grafts include:
Autogenous grafts - Grafts that are harvested from the patient's own body are autogenous grafts. Common types of autogenous grafts are rib grafts, hip grafts, or block grafts.
Xenografts – These refer to a graft that comes from another species. They are often processed and sterilized prior to being implanted into the body. Xenografts are most commonly sourced from bovines.
Allograft – The term refers to grafts from an individual of the same species. Allografts can be donated or come from a deceased person.
Synthetic materials – Artificial bone graft components can be made from polymers or other materials that are formed into the shape of a bone. The strength of the implant depends on its composition and how much it is compressed before it's placed into the bone.
A socket preservation graft is a type of bone grafting procedure that involves placing a membrane in the extraction site to prevent the area from shrinking after a tooth is removed.
Once the tooth has been removed, the membrane is placed over the site and sutured into place. This helps keep the area protected, allowing for quicker healing. The bone and connective tissue will continue to mature around this new membrane, which replaces the missing tooth structure.
After a few months, patients will return to the office to have the membrane removed. At this time, the dentist may also place an implant if a dental implant is necessary to replace a missing tooth. Socket preservation grafts usually are successful in preventing the bone and gum tissue from collapsing. Patients can learn more about this and other grafting procedures during a consultation at our dental office.
Our dentist will instruct you on what you can and can't do during the healing process. After the procedure, our dentist may recommend avoiding certain foods or drinking hot beverages. You may also need to avoid smoking until the wound has healed. You might need to take certain medications as directed by our dentist.
Dental checkups will be important to keep track of the healing process. Our dentist will tell you when you should come back for your next checkup.