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Following A Tooth Extraction, What Should I Do?

An image of a tooth extraction taking place with dental tool grabbing a tooth.

While it is always the goal of a skilled and trusted dental professional to save and restore a patient’s natural teeth, there are times when that may not be possible. When people’s teeth are decayed or diseased due to cavities or other reasons, it must be extracted in order to preserve their oral and overall health. Following a tooth extraction, patients should get treated with dental implants in Mesa, AZ.

With dental implants, the patients extracted teeth are not only replaced, the functionality, beauty, and health of their smile is restored. Here is more information on why dental implants should be used to replace extracted teeth.

When Exactly Do You Need A Tooth Extraction?

In cases of severe dental disease or tooth decay, the extraction of affected teeth may become necessary in order for the dental professional to preserve the patient’s overall oral health. Highly diseased or decayed teeth can pose significant risks to people’s oral health, including the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums, intense pain, and compromised dental functionality.

Dental professionals may recommend tooth extraction procedures to people with diseased or decayed teeth, in order to prevent those issues from worsening. Getting treated with tooth extractions can also create a healthier foundation for restorative dental procedures, like dental implant procedures.

What Are The Benefits Of Getting Treated With Dental Implants In Mesa, AZ After A Tooth Extraction?

When people replace their extracted teeth with dental implants, they can resume a normal diet, speak in comfort, and smile with confidence with their stable and secure new smile. Dental implants are able to benefit a patient’s smile because of the parts they are made up of. Specifically, dental implants are made up of three main parts:

Dental Implant Post:

The dental implant post is made to function like a natural tooth root. It is typically made from the biocompatible material, titanium. When the dental implant post is placed in the patient’s jawbone, it fuses with it to give them a permanent new smile.


The abutment is used to connect the dental implant post to the prosthesis.

Crown/ Prosthesis:

The crown, or prosthesis, is the visible part of the dental implant in the patient’s mouth. The crown or prosthesis can be custom designed to look like the patient’s natural teeth.

While getting problematic teeth extracted may make it hard for people to resume their normal activities, dental implants are a reliable solution that they can count on to restore the look, functionality, and health of their smile.

The type of dental implant treatment a patient receives after tooth extractions, depends on the number of teeth they are getting extracted and how many dental implants their jawbone needs. For a single missing tooth, a single dental implant can replace it effectively.

If multiple teeth are extracted, implant supported dentures can be used to replace them because two or more dental implants are used to secure the denture in place. In cases where a full arch of teeth is extracted, full mouth dental implants can be used to replace them. With full mouth dental implants, four or more dental implants are strategically angled and placed in the patients jawbone so that they can reliably support a full arch prosthesis.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Help Me During My Dental Implant Surgery?

Sedation dentistry can be used to give the patient a comfortable and anxiety-free dental implant procedure experience. No matter which type of sedation dentistry option (IV sedation, general anesthesia, oral sedation) patients get administered with, it will help them get the dental implant procedure they need and deserve to restore their smile.

Come To Our Office For Your Tooth Extractions And Dental Implants In Mesa, AZ

If you need problematic teeth extracted, then you should come to our caring and advanced office to replace those extracted teeth with dental implants. Don’t wait to improve your smile with us. Get in contact with Dr. Alyssa Mencini and our exceptional team at our Restore Denture and Implant Center office to schedule an appointment today!