Our permanent teeth are designed to last for a lifetime. However, certain dental problems may arise and warrant an extraction. Tooth extraction is done when your teeth are severely decayed or damaged and can’t be repaired with fillings or root canals. Other reasons for tooth extraction include;
Are you having a visible extraction for a visible tooth or impacted wisdom tooth? Depending on the type of tooth, our dentist can perform either a simple extraction or surgical extraction.
At Brooklyn Smiles, we take tooth extraction seriously and with our cutting-edge technology, we perform oral surgery with precision. Before the procedure, we do a panoramic x-ray and other tests to determine the position of the tooth and other structures.
If you have a weak immune system or infections, the dentist may prescribe antibiotics before or after the surgical procedure.
It is important to discuss your medical and supplement history with the dentist. Also, don’t smoke before the surgery as it may affect your gums and complicated the process.
Before the tooth extraction, you may get local anesthesia to numb the affected area to reduce the pain. In specific circumstances, general or an IV anesthesia may be used to numb the whole body.
If you are receiving an IV anesthesia, it is essential to wear a loose-fitted clothing or short-sleeved shirt. Additionally, don’t drink or eat for six to eight hours before your procedure. We will, however, discuss with you the different anesthetic options available and the best suitable for you.
The dentist may cut away from your gum and bone tissue if the tooth is impacted to loosen it from the ligaments and bone.
At times, blood clots form in the tooth socket once the tooth is pulled. To stop the bleeding, the dentist will instruct you to bit a gauze inserted in the socket. You may also get stitches to close the gum.
Although tooth extraction is safe, it can have a few complications.
Visit us immediately you experience any of these symptoms.
Recovery takes a few days, but with these steps, you will reduce pain and discomfort.
If you are looking for tooth extraction in Brooklyn, call us today. At Brooklyn Smiles, we offer extractions and other dental procedures to help you attain optimal dental health.