Tooth extractions are often implemented due to extensive decay, impacted teeth, overcrowded teeth, or infection. Extractions are ordinarily performed as a last measure after all forms of treatment have been exhausted.
Dr. Amy Mandalia is a highly trained dentist in Buckhead, GA who is committed to providing each of our patients with exceptional dental care. When applicable, we aim to save as much as the natural tooth structure as possible; if this is not the case, and a patient is in need of tooth extraction, Dr. Mandalia can assess your needs and perform all aspects of your tooth extraction procedure in-house.
Your comfort and safety are important to our team. We take all the necessary steps to ensure you are comfortable throughout all phase of your extraction procedure. Tooth extraction is generally performed under local anesthetic, but for a more comfortable experience, we offer a full range of dental sedation methods.
Replacing Extracted Teeth
If you are in need of a tooth replacement after an extraction, we offer a full range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are designed to replace the natural tooth root. They offer the most natural looking, durable solution for lost teeth. Not all patients are ideal candidates for the implant procedure, so it is imperative that you undergo a full dental evaluation.
In most cases, patients will need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure to achieve candidacy for the implant procedure. There is a wide range of procedures that can be performed to increase your success rate for dental implants. Dr. Mandalia will work with you to determine the best form of treatment for your smile.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth in Buckhead, GA
Wisdom teeth generally develop in the late teens or early twenties. In most cases, the wisdom teeth are extracted to alleviate symptoms or prevent future dental issues. After the necessary testing, such as X-rays and CT scans, we can determine if tooth extraction is deemed necessary.
Common Reasons For A Tooth Extractions:
- The teeth are overcrowded
- The eruption of the wisdom teeth is disturbed
- The wisdom teeth only partially erupt
- A cyst has developed
- There is a risk of infection
- Tooth decay
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Tooth extractions are typically performed in our Buckhead dental office. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic. Many patients also receive some form of dental sedation during their extraction. The type of dental sedation you receive will depend on your medical history, type of procedure, and your preference. Dr. Mandalia and our team will explore all forms of sedation before your procedure.
Once you are properly prepared, Dr. Mandalia will open the gum tissue and gently remove the affected teeth. After the tooth is extracted, the extraction site is stitched to help promote proper healing and limit the risk of infection. It is important to rest after your procedure and follow any of the aftercare instructions that we discuss.