Extraction

Our dentists are highly skilled in the art of removing teeth. Well informed in the latest equipment and techniques, they strive to ensure the most comfortable and relaxing experience for our patients. Their skills cover a wide range, including:

 

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Retained root removal
  • Full clearances for dentures
  • Broken tooth removal

Painless removal of the whole tooth, which has damaged beyond repair, either from decay or becoming cracked or broken from injury.

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Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. Some of the reasons are :

  • Tooth badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired
  • Periodontal(Gum) Disease
  • Risk of infection. If your immune system is compromised (for example, if you are receiving chemotherapy or are having an organ transplant), even the risk of infection in a particular tooth may be reason enough to pull the tooth.
  • Crowded teeth

After You’ve Had a Tooth Pulled

Following an extraction, your dentist will send you home to recover. Recovery typically takes a few days. The following can help minimize discomfort, reduce the risk of infection, and speed recovery.

  • Take painkillers as prescribed.
  • Bite firmly but gently on the gauze pad placed by your dentist to reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form in the tooth socket. Change gauze pads before they become soaked with blood. Otherwise, leave the pad in place for three to four hours after the extraction.
  • Apply an ice bag to the affected area immediately after the procedure to keep down swelling. Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time.
  • Relax for at least 24 hours after the extraction. Limit activity for the next day or two.
  • Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hours after the extraction to avoid dislodging the clot that forms in the socket.
  • After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water.
  • Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke, which can inhibit healing.
  • Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce the day after the extraction. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as the extraction site heals.
  • When lying down, prop your head with pillows. Lying flat may prolong bleeding.
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth, and brush your tongue, but be sure to avoid the extraction site. Doing so will help prevent infection.
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