When you are faced with a medical emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. But what should you do if you have a dental emergency? Can the local hospital take care of that, too? Chances are the answer to that question is no. The doctors and nurses may be able to provide pain relief and antibiotics, but they do not have the training required for emergency dental care. For that you’ll need to see a dentist. So if you or a loved one needs urgent dental care, such as for an emergency tooth extraction 43725, be sure to contact a dentist right away.
August 23, 2018
March 23, 2018
Wisdom teeth, third molars, are often extracted due to the many adverse effects they can have on a patient’s overall oral health. Impaction is one of the most common reasons patients need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. A tooth is said to be impacted if it is unable to fully erupt from the smile, it partially erupts at the wrong angle, or it partially erupts and is recovered by soft tissue one or more times. When wisdom tooth impaction occurs, there are numerous adverse effects it can have on your oral and overall health. Your surrounding teeth may be shifted out of alignment, you may be at greater risk for decay in these impacted teeth, and your entire bite may no longer work properly, leading to strained TMJ and other concerns. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, an oral surgeon may recommend extraction to ensure you maintain a healthy, properly functioning smile.
January 8, 2018
Your dentist will work hard to help you maintain your healthy, natural tooth structure, but there are some situations when tooth extraction is the best option for your oral health. In many cases, these tooth extractions are performed during a dental emergency. If you experience facial trauma or injury that may require the removal of one or more teeth to restore oral health, you may be able to contact an oral surgeon to get the tooth removal services you need immediately. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the dental emergency situations where you should contact an oral surgeon for assistance.
October 17, 2017
When you have one or more third molars or other teeth removed, you will likely believe your days of discomfort or pain are done. However, a small number of patients develop a painful condition called dry socket following tooth extraction. Actually, dry socket may occur for a surprising reason – excessive cleaning! Keep reading to learn more about dry socket, how to prevent it, and how you can care for your smile when dry socket occurs.
August 19, 2017
When you think about restorative dentistry, losing teeth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are occasions when tooth extractions are the best option to preserve overall oral health. In these cases, your general dentist may offer tooth removal, but working with an oral surgeon may be a better option. If there are complications during or after extraction, you’ll end up visiting an oral surgeon anyway. Consider cutting out the middleman to save yourself some time, stress, and discomfort down the line by starting your tooth extraction plan with an expert.
May 19, 2017
If your dentist recently told you that you need to have a molar extracted, you might be a bit surprised that you were referred to an oral surgeon. Often, general dentists will handle the extraction of teeth, like the incisors, but not the molars because the process is more complex. Instead, an oral surgeon is needed to handle the procedure. At Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery, Dr. Jeff Lee will provide the molar tooth extraction in Marietta you need to restore your oral health.
January 16, 2017
Dentists do everything in their power to save teeth from having to be extracted. However, there are certain instances where it is simply unavoidable, such as if wisdom teeth are impacted or a tooth has become significantly damaged or infected. While every effort is made to prevent the need for the removal of a tooth, 74% of adults have had to have at least one tooth removed. Often, oral surgery is needed to take out a permanent tooth. Dr. Jeff Lee is an oral surgeon who offers tooth extraction in Marietta for a wide range of purposes.
November 24, 2016
The main objective of dentistry, of course, is to help people keep and maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime. So, when you find out that you need to have a tooth extracted, the news seems almost counterintuitive. Nevertheless, there are circumstances in which removing a tooth really is the best option. When you or a family member needs tooth extraction in Marietta, you can count on Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery for professional and compassionate care. Read on to learn about the reasons for extracting a tooth.