In extreme cases where a tooth cannot be saved, an extraction will be performed. Teeth may need to be removed if they are decayed or infected. In some cases, teeth are removed prior to orthodontic procedures. Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted. With modern dental methods, you may only experience minor discomfort and bleeding. Our dentists will talk with you about ways to make your tooth extraction experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Dr. Clements and Dr. Clark will determine if your tooth needs to be extracted. They will examine your teeth and gums. X-rays will provide more information about your tooth, gum, and bone structures. Before removing your tooth, your dentist will numb the affected area. A pain reliever is applied to your gum before you receive a shot of pain relieving medication. Some people may choose to be sedated for tooth extraction.
When your gum is numb, the dentist will remove your tooth. In some cases, a few stitches may be needed to help your gums heal after your tooth is removed. You will probably receive some antibiotics to fight infection. He will provide you with specific after-care instructions. After-care instructions usually focus on pain relief and healthy healing. Your dentist may recommend that you place a cold pack or an ice bag on your cheek. You should avoid activities that may hinder healing such as smoking, drinking through a straw, and vigorously bushing your teeth. Some bleeding can be expected and pain medication may be prescribed for residual discomfort. If this occurs, a follow-up appointment is necessary to apply medication directly to the extraction site. Looking for a Dentist? Want to go to a dental office that cares about you and your family? Call Clements Dental Today - Read Testimonials and Reviews from Patients just like you.
Wisdom teeth are the molars that are farthest back in the mouth. These teeth are the last to grow into the mouth, usually after age 18. Wisdom teeth often become impacted - they do not grow in properly.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a myriad of problems, including gum disease, infection, decay, even tumors. To prevent potential problems, wisdom teeth are usually extracted at the first sign that they may be impacted.
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