Dr. Todd Anderson and his team at Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, Missouri, understand that problems can happen within the smile when we least expect it, including tooth infections. An infected tooth may be one that has had a large cavity that has allowed bacteria to enter into the tooth or maybe a tooth infected due to periodontal disease within the smile. Regardless of how it happened, there are times when patients might need an infected tooth removal. This is the permanent extraction of an adult tooth that is irreparable by our dental staff. Read on to learn more about the process!
When an infected tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Todd Anderson will ensure the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. After numbing the area with anesthesia and ensuring the patient is comfortable, he will begin the extraction process. This may involve breaking up teeth into smaller pieces to remove them piece by piece. During this process, our team takes caution not to cause unnecessary damage to the surrounding areas of your smile while carefully extracting each component of the tooth as needed.
Following any type of dental procedure, including infected tooth removal, you must closely follow Dr. Todd Anderson’s aftercare instructions given after the appointment. This will help reduce pain or swelling, along with helping the healing process move in the right direction. These instructions also reduce the risk of problems such as further infection.
In most situations, you will want to speak to our team at Absolute Dental Care to discuss the replacement of these removed teeth. This may include dentures, overdentures, partials, bridges, or dental implants. Our team can help you choose the most appropriate solution for your budget, lifestyle, and current needs.
We also serve residents of Fremont Hills, Springfield, Ozark, and Clever, Missouri.