Although the treatment of last resort, there are certain situations where tooth extraction is deemed necessary. Elevate Dental Implant Center offers surgical tooth extraction when needed, frequently due to advanced decay or damage. Tooth extraction is a dental surgical procedure that may be a part of your treatment plan to restore your smile, a necessary step before the placement of a dental implant.
Tooth Extraction: About the Process
Tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure performed using a local anesthetic or dental sedation. Your comfort and safety during the procedure is our highest priority and we will discuss options for using sedation if needed or desired. Once you are relaxed in the chair and feeling numb, the dentist will release the small ligaments on either side of the tooth being removed. Using a slow, gentle motion the tooth will be rocked back and forth until it slides from the socket. We want to minimize swelling and discomfort and will place a sterile gauze in the open socket immediately to help a clot form.
To ensure a speedy recovery we will provide information on caring for your mouth after the extraction. This often includes rinsing with warm water, a soft diet for a day or two, and changing the gauze to prevent infection.
If you experience sudden or throbbing pain or a recurrence of substantial bleeding please contact our office as soon as possible.