Having a tooth pulled is less than ideal when you visit the dentist. But there are times, when it’s necessary to have a tooth removed. A tooth may be removed if the tooth is overcrowding other teeth, has become infected or damaged.
We want to make sure you are prepared before coming in for your tooth extraction appointment. Here we will show you what you can expect during your appointment.
Typically a dentist with special training or an oral surgeon will perform a tooth extraction. When you come in for your appointment, our dentist will first give you an injection to numb around the area of the tooth that will be removed.
Depending on how many teeth you will be having removed or if the tooth is impacted the dentist will use a stronger anesthetic to prevent pain and make you sleep during the procedure.
During the procedure the dentist will use forceps to grasp the tooth and loosen it from the jaw bone that holds it in place. After the tooth is removed, a blood clot will form in the socket where the tooth existed.
The dentist will then pack gauze on the site to help stop any bleeding. They may also placed a few self-dissolving stitches to help close the gums over the extraction site.
Once your appointment is over, our team will send you home to recover. Recovery typically only takes a few days. We want you to have the best care when it comes to your tooth extraction, please give our office a call at 850-309-0970 today!