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Tooth extraction prep x-ray by Chicago oral surgeon at Cameo Dental Specialists.Your teeth are the strongest substance in your body. They can stand up to a substantial amount of daily wear and tear. While incredibly strong, they are not indestructible. Your teeth can still suffer from physical damage or decay. These issues, without treatment, can compromise the strength of the affected teeth as well as the health of your mouth. When teeth are damaged, the preferred solution is to restore them. This restores their strength, prevents infections, and allows them to function normally. However, restoring damaged teeth is not always possible. If your damaged teeth cannot be saved, Cameo Dental Specialists can extract them.

What Happens When Teeth are Damaged?

When your teeth are damaged, it is important to schedule a dental appointment right away, even if the damage does not seem that bad at the time of the injury. While small damage might only cause a cosmetic issue, it can worsen over time. More significant damage can cause serious issues. The strength of the affected teeth may become compromised, putting the tooth at risk of splitting or shattering. The health of the tooth is at risk as well. Damage that extends past the enamel can allow bacteria to enter inside of the tooth. This can lead to a painful infection that not only affects your tooth, but that can put your whole-body health at risk as well.

When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?

Following damage, the preferred solution is to restore the affected teeth. There are a few different ways this can be done, depending upon the size and severity of the damage. Common restorations for damaged teeth include fillings, crowns, and root canals. If the damage is too severe, saving the affected tooth may not be possible. You may need a tooth extraction if:
•  You have a split or shattered tooth.
•  The damage to the tooth travels below the gum line or is completely below the gum line.
•  You have severe tooth decay that cannot be treated with a filling or crown.

There are also a few other situations in which a tooth extraction may be required. In these situations, the teeth are not damaged, but they can still cause issues. These situations include:
•  Impacted wisdom teeth.
•  Advanced gum disease.
•  Needing orthodontic treatment to correct overcrowding.

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions that may be performed depending upon your situation. Simple tooth extraction is one like the name suggests, is fairly simple and straightforward. The procedure is done under a local anesthetic. We begin with a tool called an elevator, which helps to separate the gums and periodontal ligament from around the tooth. Forceps are then used to loosen the tooth and then pull it free.

The other type of extraction that may be performed is a surgical extraction. This type of extraction is used in more complex or complicated situations. Like simple extractions, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the extraction site so that you do not feel any discomfort. Sedation may also be provided to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure. An incision is made at the tooth to expose the root and surrounding bone. The tooth is then carefully and completely removed from the socket. Once removed, the socket is cleaned out, and the surgical wound is sutured closed.

Restoring damaged teeth may be the preferred solution, but it is not always the best one. If you have suffered tooth damage, contact Cameo Dental Specialists at (708) 456-7787 to schedule your appointment today.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in La Grange, River Forest, Berwyn and West Loop serving the Pilsen, Hinsdale, Westchester, Western Springs, Elmhurst, The Loop, South Loop, West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, River North, Humboldt Park, Wrigleyville, Little Village, Cicero and other Chicago communities.

Cameo Dental Specialists provides exceptional dental care with a focus on Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (Dental Implants), and Oral Surgery to the Chicago communities.

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River Forest, Illinois 60305

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Berwyn, Illinois 60402

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La Grange, IL 60525

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7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
708-456-7787
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
708-484-9011
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
708-579-0488
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-201-4141

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