Having a tooth taken out is never an enjoyable experience; however, you need to be aware of some of the potential complications. Knowing what can go wrong will give you the ability to plan accordingly.
We take every precaution to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our patients; however, not all dental offices are so careful. In some cases, people undergoing an extraction have suffered serious injury. One such injury is a broken dental socket.
Having a Tooth ExtractedWhen you have a tooth extracted, we exercise the utmost care in getting the job done with a minimal amount of trauma. However, some dentists simply sedate the patient and begin pulling on the tooth. This can lead a to a broken dental socket.
Keep in mind that your teeth grow far below the surface of your gum tissue. The roots extend down into the bone of your jaw. The sockets that hold these roots must be approached carefully and with caution. Grabbing a tooth and pulling-without taking certain precautions-can lead to the side of the dental socket fracturing.
We Take Care to Avoid InjuryWhen you come to see us for an extraction, we first make sure we have a clear picture of the tooth in relation to your dental sockets. If we have not already done so, we will take a few x-rays from different angles so we can view the root and the socket.
If it appears that the tooth will not come out cleanly, we can take a few precautionary steps in order to ensure that your socket retains its integrity. We will never just grab the tooth and start pulling-unlike some other dentists.
We care about you, and about your safety and comfort. Although an extraction can be challenging, we are confident we can help you with a minimal amount of collateral trauma.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (704) 255-5888 today.