Tooth ExtractionAn Overview
Tooth extractions are sometimes a necessary procedure that can help patients restore their oral health. It may be recommended to address severe tooth decay, damage, to resolve overcrowding of teeth or to address impacted wisdom teeth. A tooth extraction is used only when necessary. Dr. Uttma Dham always attempts to preserve natural teeth with dental fillings or root canals if possible. Westside Dental Center offers tooth extractions in the comfort of our dentist office.
Westside Dental Center provides comprehensive and conservative general dentistry to children and adult patients. Dr. Dham always strives to help patients maintain their natural smile through preventative dentistry. Our Plantation, FL dentist office offers a wide range of dental services all from one convenient location so patients receive consistent care without the need for specialists.
Dr. Dham offers tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, and full-service dental implant procedures with the comfort of the amenities found at Westside Dental Center.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure for young adults in their late teens to early 20’s as this is when the wisdom teeth typically begin to emerge. Our family dentist office provides complete wisdom tooth removal services for patients of all ages. Commonly, wisdom teeth are removed because they are impacted in the bone or present a potential overcrowding problem that will detrimentally affect the bite.
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Tooth Extraction What to Expect
A tooth extraction is a fairly simple procedure. First, the dentist will numb the area to minimize discomfort while extracting the tooth. Tooth extractions can frequently be completed using a local anesthetic. Some patients experience dental anxiety and may opt for a sedation dentistry method during their treatment. Dr. Dham will discuss sedation dentistry methods with patients prior to treatment.
Dr. Dham will gently remove the necessary teeth. The gums will be cleaned and sutured shut to reduce infection. After the tooth is extracted, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. The socket will be packed with gauze; in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Our dental care team will provide all patients with detailed instructions on aftercare to reduce discomfort. Most patients recover fully within a day or two after the procedure. If you experience any sharp pains, excessive bleeding, or swelling, be sure to contact our Plantation, FL dentist office right away.
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
To promote proper healing, avoid smoking, rinsing, or drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours. These activities can dislodge the clot, delay healing, and lead to dry socket. A cold cloth or ice bag may help with any pain or swelling. It is important to continue to brush and floss normally, however, take care to avoid the teeth next to the tooth socket.