Tooth extractions are up there with teeth cleaning as one of the most performed procedures at All Kids Dentistry in Valencia. It involves the removal of a natural tooth from its socket due to irreversible damage or for cosmetic purposes.
If you are contemplating to get an extraction, here is what the procedure has in store for you.
Before the extraction
Just like most other dental procedures, the dentist will first have to take a look at your medical record and dental history before proceeding with the extraction. Current medications will also be reviewed as the dentist looks to avoid compromising other continuing treatments.
Next, your tooth will be examined physically before an x-ray scan is taken to determine the best way to extract the tooth. If there is a need to take antibiotics at this stage of the procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will inform you about it.
During the extraction
Immediately before the extraction, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the area around it. This is to make the rather invasive process as painless and comfortable as possible.
The tooth will then be rocked in a back-and-forth and side-to-side motion repeatedly until the socket is wide enough for the tooth to be pulled out freely.
Surgical extractions are slightly more demanding as they are done on teeth that are not fully grown or that have not broken out of the gum. An incision will be made in your gum to allow the dentist to access the tooth. After that, the procedure is identical to that of a simple extraction.
After the extraction
You will be required to bite down on a dental gauze for around thirty minutes so that a clot can form in the extraction site. Be sure not to tamper with the clot as it is crucial in the healing process.
You will be provided with instructions on how to handle bleeding and pain after the procedure.
Schedule a tooth extraction appointment with our dentist today or pay us a walk-in visit if you need urgent medical attention.