Our permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Extractions aren’t something anyone is too excited to get. But they are often necessary when they affect surrounding teeth or cause the patient pain. In some cases, both situations are a factor. Soundview Family Dental offers extractions to help patients eliminate pain, and promote a healthier smile.
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We are known for our exceptional patient care. We always work with patients to exceed their dental goals, whether it be a tooth extraction or any other oral surgery procedure.
We believe every patient is different, and that they deserve individualized treatment plans, not a general plan or one that addresses issues they don’t have.
Tooth extractions can be a complicated procedure. Depending on how damaged or decayed a tooth is, surgical extractions may be required.
Our dentist, Dr. Kitts will perform an examination as well as take x-rays to determine which course of treatment is the best solution for you.
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Are you experiencing tooth pain or discomfort? Tooth extractions may be the solution for you. This common dental procedure involves removing a tooth from its socket.
But don’t worry, with advances in modern dentistry, tooth extractions can be a quick and painless process. Here are some of the benefits of tooth extractions:
If you’re experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, a tooth extraction can provide much-needed relief.
If a tooth is damaged or decayed, it can become infected, which can lead to more serious health issues. Removing the affected tooth can help prevent the spread of infection.
If your teeth are overcrowded, removing a tooth may be necessary to make room for proper alignment.
Tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure and can typically be completed in one visit.
With proper aftercare, most patients can expect to recover from a tooth extraction within a few days to a week.
Is an extraction right for you?
An extraction simply means to have a tooth removed. Some also call it having a tooth pulled. No matter what you may call it, the result is the same. A dentist will remove the entire tooth using some degree of force.
Before the procedure begins, you will be given an anesthetic to promote the highest level of comfort. With a back-and-forth motion, the dentist will attempt to detach the tooth from the jawbone, pulling it away from the gumline.
In some cases, a surgical incision will need to be made on the gum to assist with removing the tooth. After the tooth is out, a blood clot will form, and your dentist will pack it. If an incision is made, after the tooth is removed, it will be stitched.
Have you been dealing with tooth pain?
An infected tooth and wisdom teeth can be extremely painful. These situations won’t go away on their own, and often will get worse over time. But with extractions, after you recover, there is no more pain. Extractions can solve many problems our patients may have. But we only recommend extractions when needed. If a tooth can be saved, we will recommend treatment to do so.
Surgical extractions can also prevent damage to your other teeth. Once a tooth is decayed, it will start to affect the surrounding teeth too. This means if not treated as soon as possible, you could have more than one tooth that needs to be pulled.
It’s important to tell your dentist of any problems or medications you may be taking before an extraction is performed. Those with compromised immune systems or those with an infection may need to wait before having the removal done.
Restorations after extractions
At our office, we provide personalized tooth extraction services to help you improve your oral health and function. Dr. Kitts, our skilled dentist, will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine if a tooth extraction is necessary. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the safest and most comfortable experience for our patients. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and attention.
Do you have a tooth that needs to be removed, or one you think needs to go? Soundview Family Dental is here to help. We will ensure you are entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and discuss possibilities of tooth replacement after recovery. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist. You may give us a call or schedule an appointment online.
IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION PAINFUL?
During the procedure, you will be under anesthesia, so you won’t likely feel anything other than a small amount of pressure. After the extraction, it can be somewhat painful. Patients will be prescribed pain medication and rest for the first couple of days following the procedure.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
It will take about a week for the incision site to heal. During this time the area may be sore, sometimes painful. If a dry socket develops, patients can expect moderate discomfort for 7-10 days. Dry socket can happen if the clot releases too early, or if the clot never formed in the first place.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
After a tooth extraction, you should rest and avoid physical activity for a day or two. You should also avoid eating hard or crunchy foods, smoking, and drinking through a straw. It’s essential to keep the extraction site clean by gently rinsing your mouth with salt water and brushing your teeth gently.
CAN I EAT AFTER A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
It’s important to wait at least an hour after the procedure before attempting to eat or drink anything. Soft foods such as mashed potatoes or soup can be consumed initially, and solid foods should be avoided for at least 24 hours.
HOW LONG DOES BLEEDING LAST AFTER A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
Some bleeding is normal after a tooth extraction, but it should stop within a few hours. You can control bleeding by applying pressure to the extraction site with a piece of gauze. If bleeding persists for more than a day or two, you should contact your dentist.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF TOOTH EXTRACTION?
Tooth extraction is a safe and routine procedure, but there are some risks associated with it, such as infection, excessive bleeding, and damage to neighboring teeth or nerves. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you before the procedure and take steps to minimize them.
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Implants • All-On-4 • Overdentures • Extractions • Wisdom Teeth • Sinus Lifts • Bone Grafts