Why would you need a dental extraction? There are various reasons, and the teeth in question may be your regular ones or your wisdom teeth. In all such instances, though, you have come to the right place. That’s because at the dental practice of Michael J. Murray, DDS, we are committed to the expert and gentle care necessary to successfully remove one or more teeth.
For most teeth, the causes of our Stamford extractions tend to be centered around the effects of tooth decay or damage to the physical structure of the tooth. When the protective barrier of your tooth is compromised, the delicate inner part of the tooth becomes exposed. This can lead to an infection, which is ordinarily addressed by root canal therapy. But sometimes the infection becomes so severe that it is not possible to remedy the situation. Or the damage to your tooth may be extensive. A serious fracture of the tooth could render it not viable, even with a dental crown to strengthen it. As for wisdom teeth, they typically grow in during the late teen years and into the early 20s. Our Stamford extractions are required only when those teeth grow in crooked or only partially, or if they become impacted. Unfortunately, that happens far more often than not. All of our teeth removals are done under local anesthesia, and you will find that the procedure is comfortable. Once the tooth or teeth are out, you will be asked to take it easy for the first day or so. Eat a soft diet, rinse with warm salt water, and use over-the-counter pain relief medication to deal with any discomfort once the anesthesia wears off.
When you need our Stamford extractions, all that is required is to call our office. We will have you seen at the earliest possible opportunity. And to fill the empty space of an everyday tooth, ask us about dental implants.