There are many reasons why someone would need to pull a tooth, and Dr. Kristopher Alpers is happy to perform extractions to help improve your oral health.
We offer tooth extraction in Scottsdale, Arizona, to clear a crowded mouth, to remove infection, to reduce the risk of infection and to pull loose teeth affected by periodontal disease. Our dentist will begin the extraction by giving you a local anesthetic that will calm you and make your mouth numb. Our dentist will then cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth. After the gum and bone tissue are pushed aside and cut away, he will grasp the tooth with forceps and gently rock the tooth back and forth until it gives way. The rocking will loosen the tooth from the jawbone and ligaments that are attached to hold it in place. If the tooth is being difficult, it will more than likely be removed in pieces. Once the tooth is pulled, our dentist will stop the bleeding by having you bite down on an absorbent material. If the hole exposed is large enough, he will sew it shut with stitches. While you are allowing your mouth to heal, you need to make sure you refrain from having dry socket. This condition happens when the blood clot breaks loose and exposes the bone. Dry socket is often painful, and we suggest you come back into the office as soon as you can if this happens.
Call Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 480-998-3355 and set up an appointment with our dentist to learn more about how root canal therapy can improve your dental health!