Extraction may be necessary due to disease, crowding, or damage to a tooth. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will extract the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a clot in the area.
Sometimes surgical procedures are needed to remove a tooth if there is extreme decay or a fracture. In this case, we will make every attempt to make this procedure as comfortable as possible. Typically, sutures are placed to facilitate healing. When appropriate, the doctor will prescribe pain medication.
Caring for your mouth following an extraction is extremely important. Your dentist will review the post-operative care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal. Avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate the area. If you experience any complications like excessive swelling or pain, call your dentist immediately. Delaying a consultation can worsen the situation and result in longer recovery times.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, schedule an appointment at (863) 658-4272.