Tooth extractions do not have to be painful. However, failure to remove a tooth that is infected or diseased can be very painful. Our dentists are highly trained, experienced, and competent. They deliver dental care including teeth extractions with both professionalism and compassion. Our dentists offer Nitrous Oxide (relaxing gas) as well as local Sedation Dentistry to keep patients relaxed and free of pain during tooth extractions.
Our patients enjoy our knowledgeable and friendly staff, patient comfort items such as chairside computers and blankets and the latest technology including digital radiography (X-rays). Our dentists and dental support staff work together to make your visits to our office as comfortable and rewarding as possible.
Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.
When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by your dentist are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.
In addition to teeth extraction, Norcross Dental Associates also offers a full range of tooth replacement options including crowns/bridges and partial dentures. Our dentists can help you find a tooth replacement option to restore the form and function of your teeth so you can once again eat, laugh and smile with confidence.
If you have a tooth or teeth that need to be extracted, don’t risk your oral health by putting off treatment. Contact our office at Norcross Dental Associates today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you and your family.
For more questions about teeth extractions at Norcross Dental Associates, call our office today at (770) 334-9880.