If you need to have a tooth removed, you can count on the team at Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to get the job done right. We want to minimize discomfort and make the process easy so that you can focus on improving your dental health.
While it always our goal to save your natural teeth, there are times when an extraction is the best option for your oral health. This may due to decay, injury or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. No matter the reason, the dental professionals at Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will work to make the process as quick and easy as possible.
That way, you can concentrate solely on improving your oral health following the procedure. Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry takes great pride in providing the gentle tooth extractions in Newnan, Georgia.
When we perform an extraction, we always go into the process with a strong game plan. We need to determine the best possible way to remove the tooth and what action to take once it’s out. This ensures that we can complete the extraction safely and efficiently and make the experience easy for the patient. We start by taking X-rays to examine the tooth and the surrounding areas. By doing this, we can determine an effective solution for removing the structure. The patient will be provided local anesthesia and if needed, laughing gas before beginning the removal procedure. This helps to reduce pain and promote patient comfort.
The recovery process will begin immediately once the tooth is out. The first step is to form a blood clot at the extraction site. This is accomplished by having the patient bite down on a gauze pad for roughly 30 to 45 minutes. The patient must be careful not to disturb the blood clot for at least the next 24 hours, as it could cause bleeding.
Recovery following a standard tooth extraction usually takes about a few days to a week. The patient will generally want to avoid tough or chewy foods while they recover.
They can manage any swelling by using an ice pack on the outer cheek for up to 20 minutes at a time. Once the swelling has gone down, the patient can use a warm compress on the area to provide comfort. It is also wise to perform gentle rinses with warm salt water. This can help keep the area clean and prevent infection. By getting sufficient rest and drinking lots of fluids, the patient can work to expedite their recovery.
Receive an easy and comfortable tooth extraction from Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Our dentists will put you back on the right track for positive oral health. Please call us at (770) 637-7428 to schedule an appointment.