Dental extractions are required when a tooth is severely decayed, periodontal disease has lead to infected teeth, orthodontic reasons, or to prevent future infections or complications. When a tooth presents with one of the above problems it is best to extract the tooth before it worsens.
What to expect
- Depending on whether there is an infection around the tooth that will be extracted you may receive antibiotics prior to the procedure to reduce swelling.
- Some patients chose to have the procedure done using sedation dentistry, which gives them less awareness of the surgery.
- During the extraction procedure you will receive local anesthetic (freezing) around the area of the tooth of teeth. You may still feel numb for a couple of hours after the procedure.
- You may also receive stitches after the tooth has been extracted.
- It is vital to follow all of the post-op instructions (you can find them in the patient information section)