Dentistry aims to preserve the health and beauty of your natural teeth. But in some cases, extractions are inevitable. At Dental Arts, it is our priority to ensure that you are comfortable before, during and after your tooth extraction procedure. Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone.
Teeth may need to be removed for a variety of reasons such as trauma, decay or disease. Extractions are generally performed under the effect of local anesthesia. The jawbone, gums, and the tooth to be extracted are numbed so that you only feel pressure but no pain while the tooth is being pulled out. Some teeth need to be sectioned and pulled out in parts to aid easier removal. This is generally done for those teeth which have curved roots or are firmly anchored in the socket.
It is normal to experience some changes in your mouth post undergoing a tooth extraction.
We will give you detailed instruction on post-op care. Below are some guidelines to prevent complications, healing and ensure post-procedural comfort.
For more information about tooth extractions, please call our office at (414) 462-3160.