Simple and Surgical Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction at Linglestown Family Dental

Oral surgery, specifically tooth extraction, is a common procedure performed to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone.  Tooth extraction may be necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, dental trauma, overcrowding, or preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The process of tooth extraction typically begins with the dentist administering local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.  In some cases, sedation may be used to help patients relax during the procedure.  The dentist then carefully loosens the tooth using specialized instruments and gently removes it from the socket.  In more complex cases, such as impacted wisdom teeth, a surgical extraction may be required, which involves making an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth.

After the extraction, the dentist may place stitches to close the wound, which will dissolve over time. Gauze is usually placed over the extraction site to control bleeding and promote healing. Patients are provided with instructions for post-operative care, including pain management, oral hygiene, and dietary restrictions.

Tooth extraction is a routine oral surgery procedure, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.  With proper care and follow-up visits, the extraction site will heal, and any necessary restorative treatments, such as dental implants or bridges, can be considered to replace the missing tooth.

Call us at Linglestown Family Dental to assess the need for tooth extraction and to discuss the procedure, possible risks, and expected outcomes based on individual circumstances.

Tooth Extraction at Linglestown Family Dental

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