Here at Family Dental Practice of Newington, it is our goal to help patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, circumstances sometimes arise that necessitate gentle, compassionate tooth removal. If you ever need to undergo a tooth extraction, rest assured that we will do all we can to make you comfortable during this advanced procedure . We also offer state-of-the-art tooth replacement so you can get back to enjoying a complete smile ASAP.
There are a number of different reasons why we may determine that it is necessary to remove one or more teeth:
We start the extraction process by caring for a patient’s comfort. We numb the mouth and may administer sedation. Once the sedation and/or local anesthesia take effect, we use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Thereafter, we grip it with forceps and rock it back and forth so we can break the connective tissues that are holding it in place. After the tooth is out, we clean the socket and use gauze to control any bleeding.
We may also take time to talk to you about replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible so you can avoid the complications that often accompany an incomplete smile.
Here are some guidelines that can help you enjoy a smooth recovery after your extraction procedure: