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Supernumerary Teeth

Supernumerary teeth are extra teeth that may grow in addition to the regular set of teeth, and they are often located in the mouth in unusual or unexpected places. Here is a general description of what you might expect during the extraction of supernumerary teeth:

  1. Before the procedure, our oral surgeon will examine your mouth and take X-rays to get a clear picture of the supernumerary teeth and their location. They may also take a medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure.

  2. If necessary, our oral surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the supernumerary teeth. In some cases, sedation or other pain management options may also be offered.

  3. Once the area is numb or the sedation has taken effect, our oral surgeon will use specialized tools to access and remove the supernumerary teeth. Depending on their location and the complexity of the extraction, they may need to make an incision in the gum tissue or use a drill to carefully remove the teeth from the surrounding bone.

  4. After the teeth have been extracted, 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.

  5. 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, the extraction of supernumerary teeth is a specialized procedure that requires the expertise of a dentist or oral surgeon. While it may sound daunting, with the proper preparation and care, most patients can expect a smooth and relatively comfortable experience.

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