It’s estimated that 30% of dental visits are made for tooth extractions every year. A tooth extraction involves removing a permanent tooth from its bone socket. We make sure that you are getting a quick, safe, and comfortable visit at our office!
There are many reasons why a tooth extraction is needed. The procedure is performed in order to restore teeth alignment and mouth functionality. After the tooth is extracted, you can expect to have a visually beautiful smile!
Reasons to get an extraction include the following:
Before surgery, an x-ray will be taken to get a better idea of what your mouth looks like. You will be given general anesthesia where you will be sedated to alleviate the pain. A simple extraction involves a tooth that is visible and can be performed by your dentist. A forceps tool is used to loosen and then extract the tooth.
A surgical extraction involves removing a tooth that has not yet protruded from the gums. Your specialist will make a small cut into your gums. Then, they will remove the bone around the tooth for extraction.
We recommend heeding the advice of your specialist including taking any prescribed medications and antibiotics. Typically, anti-inflammatory drugs will relieve pain after a tooth has been extracted.
An ice pack should be put on your face for 20-minute periods to reduce swelling. You should eat soft and cool foods for several days following the extraction. As always, make follow-up appointments so we can check your progress!
It is our top priority to get a safe procedure for you. At Alani Dental, comfort and results is what we do here. You will get a beautiful smile in the process!