Tooth Extractions in Spokane | Grand Corner Dental

Tooth Extractions in Spokane, WA

When it comes to dental health, sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted. Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure performed by Dr. Stephen Griffith at Grand Corner Dental. Whether it's due to severe decay, infection, overcrowding, or a tooth that's broken beyond repair, a tooth extraction provides a solution to alleviate pain and potential health risks. The process involves the removal of one or more teeth from the mouth, under local or general anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience for the patient. With Dr. Griffith's expertise, you can expect a smooth, comfortable procedure with a focus on your overall oral health.

Why Should I Get My Tooth Extracted?

A tooth extraction may seem daunting, but it's often the best course of action for protecting your oral health. If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, it can lead to painful infections, abscesses, or other complications if left untreated. Overcrowded teeth can also cause alignment issues, affecting your bite and your smile's overall appearance. In these cases, a tooth extraction can prevent further problems, reduce pain, and pave the way for effective treatments like braces, dental implants, or dentures. Remember, a tooth extraction is not a failure but a step toward a healthier, happier smile.

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The Benefits Of Tooth Extractions

Pain Relief

Tooth extractions can provide immediate relief from severe toothache caused by decay or damage. Once the problematic tooth is removed, you'll no longer have to endure the constant pain it was causing. Dr. Griffith ensures the extraction process is as painless as possible, so you can start experiencing relief right away.

Prevents Spread of Infection

If a tooth is severely infected, an extraction can prevent the spread of infection to other teeth or parts of the mouth. This is crucial in maintaining overall oral health and preventing further complications. After the extraction, Dr. Griffith will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and prevent any post-procedure infection.

Makes Room for Proper Alignment

In cases of overcrowding, a tooth extraction can make room for proper alignment of the remaining teeth. This not only improves the aesthetic of your smile but also ensures proper functionality, making it easier to chew and speak. After extraction, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment to perfect your smile.

The Tooth Extraction Treatment Process

Examination and X-Ray

The first step in the tooth extraction process is an examination and X-ray. Dr. Griffith will thoroughly examine your mouth and use X-rays to understand the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the surrounding bone.

Anesthesia Application

Once the need for extraction is determined, the next step is the application of anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, local or general anesthesia will be used to ensure a painless procedure.

Tooth Extraction

The final step is the extraction itself. Dr. Griffith will carefully remove the tooth, ensuring minimal impact on the surrounding area. You'll be provided with aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

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