Tooth pain associated with severe decay or damage can be unbearable and make such necessities as eating and sleeping virtually impossible. While saving natural teeth is always a priority here at Hammond Pond Dental Group, in some cases the only way we can end your pain and prevent further health complications is through gentle tooth extractions. But it’s not all bad. While areas of missing teeth in your mouth can eventually experience jawbone loss, extractions also provide the opportunity for replacement teeth that will look and feel amazing, and which by design cannot succumb to decay—dental implants.
As a multispecialty practice with periodontists, general dentists, and an endodontist, we are exceptionally qualified and credentialed to provide comprehensive dental implant care, including implant placement/restoration and tooth extractions in Chestnut Hill, MA. We can typically remove your bad teeth and place dental implants the same day here in one office, for added convenience. If jawbone loss has already begun, we can first begin to restore your bone mass before providing implants. If you have a rotten tooth or a broken tooth, we can make room for implants through gentle tooth extractions.
Why Tooth Extractions May Be Needed
Advanced tooth decay
Disease or infection
Damage from oral trauma
Eruption of wisdom teeth
Stubborn baby teeth
Dental implant placement
Avoid the Pain of Dry Sockets
Not all teeth that are removed should be replaced. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause issues for other teeth—including misalignment and decay—and are generally extracted but not replaced. These too have their own recommended course of action after extraction. Once your wisdom teeth have been expertly removed by our team, you will need to give special care to the extraction sites. After a tooth is extracted, a blood clot usually forms to help the empty socket heal. If a clot either fails to form or becomes detached from the socket before the healing process is complete, the bone and nerves underneath the clot area can become exposed. This leads to an extremely painful condition known as dry socket. To prevent this complication, be sure to follow all of your doctor’s post-extraction instructions, which includes which foods and activities to avoid.