Ideally, our prosthodontists and team try to avoid removing teeth whenever possible. But there may be situations when Dr. Ralph Hoffmann and Dr. Robert Klink may suggest an appointment for a tooth extraction in Supply, North Carolina, to keep your smile healthy. If you are concerned about one of your teeth, call Prosthodontists of the Carolinas — Southport at 910-755-7500 and speak with a member of our team.
Tooth extractions are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and safe from harmful bacteria. Often, when a tooth is affected by disease or crowding, the situation may necessitate a tooth extraction to get your oral health back in top condition. Our prosthodontists may perform a tooth extraction for several other reasons, including:
- Gum disease
- Wisdom teeth complications
- Tooth trauma
- Preparation for a dental prosthesis
Depending on the situation, your extraction may be a simple removal or a surgical removal. With simple removals, our prosthodontists will be able to remove your tooth in one piece. For more complex extractions involving the removal of gum tissue or bone, a surgical extraction will need to be performed, in which the tooth is removed in several pieces.
As you go through the recovery process, we recommend that you avoid rinsing your mouth excessively and follow the diet that our prosthodontists will suggest for you. For the first three days after your extraction, if you experience any swelling or tension, we advise you to contact our office immediately for treatment. If you are seeking to replace missing teeth, we can consult with you to decide which restorations will help you achieve a full smile again.
If you need to receive a tooth extraction, we invite you to contact us today and set up a visit with our prosthodontists!