Dental extractions, are performed for a variety of reasons. Usually they are used if a tooth is extensively decayed, a wisdom tooth is impacted, the presence of severe gum disease has been detected, or a tooth has been fractured. Most tooth extractions are considered simple extractions and require just a local anesthetic. Surgical extractions are required for teeth that haven't fully erupted (impacted), or which have fractured below the gum line. Any dental extraction can be performed under sedation either oral sedation, or IV sedation.
How we extract your tooth:
Dr. Wise will take an x-ray of the affected area to determine the best method of removal. To prevent discomfort, a local anesthetic is administered to the area in question. During a simple extraction, an elevator is used to loosen the tooth; then, using forceps, a steady, even pressure is applied until the tooth is removed. A surgical extraction usually requires an incision, and the tooth may be split into multiple pieces in order to extract it.
After your tooth has been removed, you can expect some mild discomfort, but this is perfectly normal; any discomfort can usually be managed by anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil or Tylenol. Dr. Wise will give you detailed instructions on how to care for the area once you get home.
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