Safe Extractions in a Comfortable Office
Getting a tooth removed obviously isn’t a fun activity, but if you need an extraction, it’s nothing to be worried about. It’s a routine, low-risk procedure that is relatively painless.
Many extractions can be handled by a dentist, but in some cases, you may need to see an oral surgeon. Once your tooth is extracted, it doesn’t take very long to heal.
When Would I Need an Extraction?
If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for your teeth to stay aligned, you may need an extraction. In other cases, damaged or decayed teeth need to be removed to prevent an infection from spreading and to relieve pain.
The most common extraction is wisdom teeth removal. When your wisdom teeth are impacted, it prevents your teeth from growing in correctly. This is a procedure that is handled by an experienced oral surgeon.
The Tooth Extraction Process
An extraction is a fairly quick process and usually follows these steps:
- Your dentist or oral surgeon will take x-rays, review them with you and talk you through the process.
- The dentist will apply a local numbing agent for the tooth, gum & bone.
- The dentist will remove the tooth using applied pressure. Throughout the actual extraction, you should feel only pressure, not pain.
What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?
Once the extraction is complete, you will be sent home with some care instructions. Usually, you will need to temporarily cover the extraction site with gauze. You may also be prescribed medication to help with pain relief. After a few weeks, the gums will fully heal. You have the option to replace missing teeth with a bridge, denture, or implant. Learn more about our cosmetic and restorative options.
Schedule a Universal City Tooth Extraction Consultation
Premier Dental Center Universal City is a modern office that is now accepting new patients. If you are experiencing dental pain or think you may need an extraction, contact us today. In some cases, we may suggest you see an oral surgeon.