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There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted. But no matter the reason, we know it can be a stressful experience, which is why we go the extra mile to help you feel calm, and comfortable during this important procedure.
Trust our team to understand your personal needs and to design your treatment plan for quick effective healing!
How is tooth extraction done?
Before extracting the tooth, our Stansbury dentists will inject a local anesthetic to numb the area around the where the tooth will be removed. The tooth must be removed from the bone it is encased in and separated from the ligament it is attached to. An application of pressure and rocking the tooth back and forth using forceps will usually do the trick. Occasionally a hard to remove tooth will need to be extracted in pieces, which can be more invasive, and will require a longer recovery time. Removing baby teeth is typically less serious than removing permanent teeth.
What should you know about
- Recovery time can last between 1-2 weeks
- Side effects of extraction include a small amount of bleeding up to 24 hours afterwards and stiffness or soreness in the jaw
- Follow your dentists prescribed diet and care instructions for the quickest recovery!