Posted on 9/20/2019 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
If you are having a tooth extraction, then you may be nervous, especially if you do not know what to expect. If it is a larger tooth in the back of your mouth, then you may have heard about the dentist splitting the tooth to remove it.
This is common, especially for larger, harder to remove teeth in the mouth. Knowing the reasons for this, and knowing that they provide local anesthesia so you don't feel a thing can put your mind at ease during the procedure.
Splitting the Tooth Before Extraction
When our dentists go to extract the tooth, they may split the tooth in half or sometimes more pieces. This makes it much easier to pull each of the pieces out of the gums. It can ensure that all of the tooth and its roots are removed, so they do not pose a problem later on. Additionally, the extraction is more easily performed this way and can streamline the process instead of being there for some time while they try to remove the one large tooth from the mouth. Your mouth experiences less trauma and pain by opting to split the tooth, too.
Hearing that this might happen can be worrisome to some people, but do not worry. We take the best care to not only make sure you are comfortable, but that you do not feel anything during the procedure. Your comfort is very important when you're at our office.
If you need to have a tooth extracted, we do our best to explain the process to you so you feel much more confident and comfortable having this procedure done. Everyone that comes into our office should feel at ease with whatever they need to have done and we take the time to make sure you are. Call us today to speak with us about the dental issues you're having and need an appointment for.
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