What to Expect From a Tooth Extraction
Using an X-ray, we will image your teeth to evaluate the angle of the tooth’s root. Local anesthesia is given to numb the tooth and surrounding area. Our dentists will carefully loosen the tooth and lift it from its socket. If the tooth is decaying, it may be necessary to extract the tooth in pieces. Sometimes cutting away gum tissue or bone may help with the procedure, depending on the state of the patient’s mouth.
You should not feel pain during this procedure, but if you do, notify our dentists immediately. We will administer more pain medication to maximize your comfort.
Just like the rest of our body, our mouth naturally clots during heavy bleeding. We will give you a piece of gauze to bite down onto to start the clotting process post-extraction.