Tooth Extractions and Bone Grafting
Tooth Extractions in Redmond
Is it time to take a look at your wisdom teeth or have a decayed or damaged tooth pulled? At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Bickel and his team work hard to protect your smile no matter what life brings your way. When tooth extraction is absolutely necessary, we ensure that your oral health and comfort are supported using the best methods of care available. Give us a call at (425) 883-1331 to schedule a consultation at your local dentist in Redmond!
Do I Need To Have A Tooth Pulled?
Rest assured, it is our philosophy as your family dentist to do everything we can before having to pull a tooth. If you have a chronic toothache, chipped tooth or suffered from tooth decay, a simple cavity filling, dental bonding or root canal may be enough to restore your smile. However, the following list explains the most common reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary:
- Prevent a crowded smile when your jaw supports too many teeth
- Remove disruptive wisdom teeth that can crowd or misalign the smile
- Remove an unsalvageable tooth after significant tooth decay or damage
- Reduce risks of developing gum disease, infection or inflammation in the mouth
- Remove a loose tooth or weakened tooth after periodontitis, age or dental trauma
- Extract an impacted tooth, teeth that are “stuck” below the gum line
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Between the ages of 17 to 25 you’re likely to encounter the growth of between 1 and 4 wisdom teeth on average. Dr. Bickel has treated countless patients with wisdom teeth removal, yet knows the difference between teeth that have to be extracted and those that can rest comfortably in the mouth. By carefully monitoring your dental health he is able to track the progress of your wisdom teeth, letting you know how many wisdom teeth you have, whether they will have to be extracted and what to expect with wisdom tooth extraction even before they emerge through the gums.
Does Tooth Extraction Hurt?
It’s not uncommon to feel a little nervous at the dentist when it’s time for a tooth extraction. However, patients can rest assured knowing their health is in the comforting hands of a professional dentist, whose ultimate goal is your optimal dental care and comfort.
With use of a local anesthetic or sedation dentistry, there is no pain during the tooth extraction process. At most, patients will feel a mild to moderate sensation of pressure as the tooth is carefully grasped by dental forceps and rocked gently back and forth to loosen and remove the tooth. Dental stitches can be used to seal the area and dissolve as healing takes place. After a tooth extraction, you may be prescribed pain relieving medication to aid in a fast recovery.
For smiles with problem joints or damaged bones, bone grafting is an effective means of restoring the smile. A bone grafting treatment is a surgical procedure where bone tissue is transplanted into body to restore areas of damage or trauma, or to inspire bone growth around an implanted device such as a dental implant. Bone grafting may be recommended to provide structural stability to surrounding areas in the jaw or mouth, or to fill a void where bone tissue is missing. After bone grafting to repair a dental trauma, dental injury or to secure a dental implant, patients can benefit from a healthier, stronger and better supported standard of dental health.
Your Family Dentist in Redmond
Do you have questions about your dental health? At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Bickel understands the importance of keeping patients informed and involved in their oral health. By keeping you in-the-know about what to expect with incoming wisdom teeth or a tooth that has to be removed, it is easy to plan for incoming wisdom teeth, tooth removal, and even the addition of orthodontic dentistry if necessary. Give us a call at (425) 883-1331 to schedule a consultation for wisdom teeth, tooth extraction, bone grafting, invisalign or braces.