In most cases, extracting a tooth is not the first treatment decision made by Dr. Carini or Dr. Blanchard. While they’d rather save natural teeth as often as possible, sometimes teeth can be so damaged or harmful that the only way to protect your oral health is by removing them. If this is the case, you can expect them to be gentle and accommodating to your needs every step of the way. To learn more about the process and when you might need a tooth removed, give our office a call! If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to visit Advanced Dental Treatment Center today!
There are many instances where a tooth may need to be removed. These reasons are explained in more detail below.
The treatment process can vary depending on where the tooth is located. For example, if the tooth is clearly visible, we’ll administer local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gum tissue, then carefully rock it back and forth using a dental elevator to make it loose. Once sufficiently loosened, we can gently remove it from the jaw.
However, if the tooth is trapped underneath gum tissue, we will need to create a small incision inside of your gum tissue first so we can see the tooth more effectively, then proceed with the steps previously mentioned. Regardless of the type of extraction you need, you can expect your treatment to be virtually painless thanks to the local anesthetic we provide beforehand.
Following your extraction, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling and soreness. We recommend taking over-the-counter painkillers to manage any mild discomfort you experience. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure to follow the tips listed below to prevent any complications in your aftercare.
Call our office if discomfort or swelling does go away three to four days after treatment.