What is Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. Dr. K Ashraf will exhaust all other potential treatments before considering extraction because his goal is to keep your natural teeth healthy so that they last for years to come.
If extraction is necessary, the process is quick and painless. Dr. K Ashraf will be able to restore comfort to your smile in a single procedure.
Why Might You Need Extraction?
Typically, Dr. K Ashraf will use extraction if a tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. First, he may attempt to fix the tooth with a filling, crown, or root canal therapy, but sometimes there’s too much damage to restore. Loose teeth might also need to be removed if bone grafting doesn’t provide satisfactory results.
Other reasons extraction may be necessary include:
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Making room for braces
- Baby teeth haven’t fallen out
- Extra teeth that block teeth from erupting
How Can PRP Help?
One of the main issues with tooth extraction procedures is the lengthy recovery period. Dr. K Ashraf can help your smile adjust more quickly by using platelet-rich plasma therapy to initiate the clotting and provide growth factors, expediting your recovery process.
PRP can appear in three configurations: liquid, gel, and membrane. Of those three, Dr. K Ashraf will likely utilize PRP gel because it’s pre-clotted, which avoids releasing growth factors prematurely.
With PRP, you’ll leave our Waterloo office with a headstart on the healing process, and you’ll be able to return to your favorite activities and foods faster than ever before.
Restore Your Smile Following Extraction
After the surgical site from your extraction has healed, we recommend restoring the gap in your smile as soon as possible. While there’s an array of health consequences associated with missing teeth, your self-esteem and sociability will suffer as well.
Fortunately, Dr. K Ashraf is an elite and versatile dentist who has effective solutions to your dental concerns. The ideal way to replace a missing tooth is to use a dental implant. Implants are the gold standard for dental restorations because they counteract all of the adverse effects of tooth loss, and allow you to live with confidence again.