Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This is typically done by a dentist or an oral surgeon. We do not want to extract your teeth and only consider it a last resort. If you have damaged or painful teeth, our preferred treatment is restoration. We can restore and preserve teeth with crowns, veneers, or root canal therapy.

Tooth extraction can be a straightforward procedure for a fully erupted tooth, or it may involve a surgical extraction for impacted or more complex cases. Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb the area around the tooth before extraction to minimize pain and discomfort.

After a tooth extraction, it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by the dentist or oral surgeon to promote healing and prevent complications. This may include instructions on managing pain, swelling, and avoiding certain foods or activities during the recovery period.

Tooth extraction is a very common procedure among both adults and kids and may need to be carried out for a variety of reasons. Despite the ubiquity of this procedure, it can still be a frightening prospect if you need to have a tooth removed.

Tooth Extraction recovery Process

The recovery process after tooth extraction can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual factors. Some important notes to keep in mind during your recovery are:

Pain Medications:
Your dentist may prescribe pain medications or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage discomfort. Follow the prescribed dosage instructions.

Cold Compress:
Applying a cold compress or ice pack to the cheek over the extraction site can help reduce swelling and numb the area. Use it in intervals for the first 24 hours.

Blood Clots:
Following extraction surgery, it’s essential for a blood clot to form. To help with this process, you can bite on the gauze pad for an hour after your procedure.

Smoking And Straws:
We recommend refraining from straw and tobacco use for a few days post-surgery. Using these products can dislodge the clot, leading to a dry socket, a severe condition.

Pain And Tenderness:
As the local anesthetic wears off, expect to feel sore for a few days. Feeling any discomfort will be managed with over-the-counter meds such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. Many people experience issues with their wisdom teeth, such as impaction, crowding, or improper alignment, which may necessitate wisdom teeth extractions.

The issue with not having enough space is impaction. With insufficient room to grow, your wisdom teeth can grow sideways and impact nearby teeth. This tooth impaction and crowding can be pretty painful.