Removal of Teeth (Extractions)
Before the procedure, our oral surgeon will likely administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. Depending on the complexity of the extraction or your individual needs, they may also offer additional sedation or pain management options.
Once the area is numb or sedation has taken effect, our oral surgeon will begin the extraction. They may use specialized tools to loosen the tooth and remove it from the socket, or in some cases, they may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth.
Once the tooth has been removed, our oral surgeon will clean the area and may place a gauze pad over the socket to help stop any bleeding. They may also provide instructions on how to care for the area in the days following the extraction.
Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be given additional post-operative instructions or medication to help manage any discomfort or prevent infection. It's important to follow all of these instructions carefully to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Overall, tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that can help address a variety of dental issues, from impacted wisdom teeth to severe decay or infection. While it may sound daunting, with the proper preparation and care, most patients can expect a smooth and relatively comfortable experience.