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Extractions

Extractions

Gulfport Dental Extraction Services

Dental Extraction

Tooth extractions can be one of the most intimidating procedures your dentist can offer you. While removing a tooth is never ideal, sometimes its necessary to maintain your oral health throughout your lifetime. Here at Gulf Coast Dental, we’re happy to offer solutions for our patients to give them the smiles they deserve.

Don’t wait until you’re experiencing tooth pain or discomfort to visit your dentist. Regular check-ups get easier the most often you go – and you deserve a smile that makes you feel confident. If you suspect you have a problem tooth and need an extraction, don’t delay. For trusted dental care in Mississippi, you need Gulf Coast Dental. Reach out to us today!

Meet The Team

Here at Gulf Coast Dental, we understand that teeth sometimes need to be removed. Whether due to decay, damage or disease, our team understands how important safe tooth extractions are for our Gulfport patients. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible while improving your overall oral health. Our customers deserve to feel confident and comfortable – and we believe that starts with a flawless smile.

Our team attempts to save your natural teeth whenever possible, but sometimes an extraction is necessary. While undergoing this procedure, our team will work with you to streamline the process and make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. If it’s time for tooth extraction, reach out to our team to schedule an appointment. 

What Is A Dental Extraction?

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth to avoid further dental issues. In other words, if you have a molar growing in crooked, inflamed gums or are at risk of tooth decay, your dentist may require an extraction. Taking out a tooth is less about removing an issue and more about preventative maintenance for the rest of your mouth.

The most common dental extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. In fact, over 80% of people have to have at least one wisdom tooth removed in their lifetime. Read on to learn about some of the common reasons for this type of dental extraction.

Reasons For Pulling Teeth

Once again, while any of your teeth might need extracting, the most common is for wisdom teeth. Here are some common reasons you may need to get a tooth pulled.

Poor Tooth Alignment 

Also known as malocclusion, crooked teeth cause more serious problems than a less-than-perfect smile. It’s common for wisdom teeth to erupt at odd angles, causing your bite to misalign and leading to more serious oral issues.

Inflamed Gums

Wisdom teeth can irritate your gums and lead to gingivitis. In addition to making it more difficult to clean your teeth, ginigivitis is painful and if left untreated can spread into your jaw bone (periodontitis).

Sinus Pain And Pressure

Third molars can place pressure on your sinuses, causing chronic pain and frequent congestion. If the root of the tooth grows toward the sinus, it can become infected and spread to your sinuses. Frequent sinus infections can present as headaches, ear aches, coughing and trouble breathing.

Risk Of Tooth Decay

Since they’re at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are typically difficult to clean, and are often obstructed by gums or are only partially erupted. This heightens your risk of decay since you aren’t able to manually clean your teeth.

Risk Of Damage To Other Teeth

Wisdom teeth often put pressure on surrounding teeth as they push from the back of the mouth, which can lead to tooth damage. In addition to disrupting your bite, you may experience loose teeth and other issues. It’s best to extract wisdom teeth than risk a ruined smile.

Abscess

If a cavity has advanced, it can lead to an infected tooth. In some cases, a root canal can solve this problem. But if the tooth is abscessed and the infection has reached the jaw bone, you’ll likely need an extraction. Then you can start fresh with restorative care.

Potential Jaw Problems

Growths, like dentigerous cysts, may form around wisdom teeth, especially if the tooth hasn’t erupted past the gums. Cysts can lead to painful infections that damage bone tissue and nerves, so they need to be examined and treated by a professional dentist immediately.

Contact Gulf Coast Dental

No matter the reason for your extraction, the team at Gulf Coast Dental is here to help! With years of industry experience, we can remove problem teeth while keeping you as comfortable as possible.

After your extraction, we’ll guide you on best practices for taking care of the extraction site and maintaining good oral hygiene in the future. Let us help you achieve and maintain the smile you’ve always deserved. Reach out to us today!

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