Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Do I Need An Extraction?
Are you living with a damaged, decayed, or infected tooth? Our experts will usually make every effort to save your teeth and keep your smile whole. But sometimes, it is simply best to remove a tooth to prevent it from causing further problems. You may need an extraction if:
When we do decide that an extraction is necessary, our knowledgeable team at Blooming Dental & Implant Center works to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
What Can I Expect During My Extraction?
Before removing any tooth, we start by taking digital X-rays of the structure and the immediate area. This allows us to determine the safest and most effective method for removing the tooth. We will then provide any necessary sedation. Our practice offers local anesthesia and laughing gas.
Most extractions are completed in a matter of seconds. The patient should not feel any serious pain or discomfort during this process, but they will likely feel a sensation of pressure in the area. We then get to work with controlling any bleeding that follows. The patient will need to bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes so that a blood clot can form. The patient must then take special care not to disturb the blood clot during the next few days.
How Long Does It Take To Recover After An Extraction?
The recovery process following a tooth extraction usually takes a few days. A patient can apply an ice pack for up to 20 minutes at a time on the outer cheek. This can be helpful for reducing any swelling. After the swelling has gone down, a warm compress can be used to provide comfort.