“How do I get Mobile Dental Extractions?”
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary, especially later in life. In fact, in order to eliminate certain phases of oral infection, a tooth extraction is vital. However, this can pose a problem if you or a loved one is unable to leave the house. What if you need teeth extractions and you’re confined to a skilled nursing facility? Thankfully, our office offers mobile dental extractions so that you or your loved one can have your teeth safely pulled in the comfort of your own home. Here’s some facts about that process.
What Are Teeth Extractions?
Before we go any further, let’s make sure we have a clear definition of what a tooth extraction is. A tooth extraction is the full removal of a tooth from its socket. This means that all of the tooth is removed, not just the crown (the visible part), but also the roots. Anytime a tooth is too damaged by decay to be repaired, it’s wise to extract it. Teeth could also need extraction if they are infected or if they have been broken.
There are 3 types of tooth extractions:
- Simple Extractions – These are extractions on teeth that have a simple or straight root and bear minimal-to-no complications.
- Surgical Extractions -When a tooth has multiple or curved roots, its removal is often a surgical extraction. When teeth can’t simply be removed with an elevator and forceps, these can also be called surgical extractions.
- Root Tip Extractions – Sometimes the top of a tooth has broken off, but the root remains in the bone and gums of the mouth. This can cause infection and pain. Removing these root tips is called a root tip extraction. This is a form of surgical extractions, but for clarity we’ve classified it separately.
A teeth extraction is not especially comfortable. However, it is usually a straightforward and predictable procedure for a skilled professional. Yet even the simplest extractions require proper diagnosis and planning upfront. X-rays (radiographs) are important for evaluating the state and shape of your teeth and will be used to carefully plan their removal.
What Is It Like to Get Mobile Dental Extractions?
With Brown Mobile Dental, getting mobile dental extractions isn’t very different from getting teeth extractions in a dental office. The main difference is that it’s more convenient and comfortable for you, since we bring the dental care to your home! Our dental professionals are able to perform even the most complex extractions in the room of your choosing, whether they be simple or surgical extractions! We can even perform root tip extraction, if necessary. Every step of the mobile dental extractions process can be provided for you: exams, x-rays, extractions, and post op care!
How Do I Know If I Need Tooth Extractions?
First, contact our office and request treatment. If you or your loved one lives in a nursing home, we’ll then be able to reach out to your facility’s social worker with your request. This person will provide our team with the information and paperwork we’ll need to schedule a visit for a tooth extraction. If you live in assisted living, independent living, or private residence, we’ll walk you through the paperwork. Don’t worry about this step; it’s easy!
Schedule a Mobile Dental Appointment Today
Don’t delay in getting your loved one the dental care that they deserve. Allowing oral infection to grow can be painful and extremely costly. Contact our North Texas office today and schedule your mobile dentistry appointment. Our dental professionals are ready to care for you. Call us today and get started on your care!