Find Comfortable, Relieving Tooth Extractions in Conyers
More than anything, what Dr. Hodges and Dr. Amin want for their patients is to help them maintain a fully strong and confident smile for life. There’s nothing quite like your natural teeth when it comes to biting, chewing, and enjoying a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, despite our team’s best efforts, tooth extraction can become an unavoidable necessity for some patients. Rest assured that we will guide you through this process as smoothly and safely as possible here in Conyers, prioritizing your comfort every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a visit!
Why Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
There are several reasons why our doctors may determine that this procedure is necessary, including:
- If severe tooth decay and/or gum disease have damaged the tooth and supporting bone structure too significantly to restore it.
- If a tooth has suffered a traumatic injury and can’t be replanted.
- The teeth are dangerously overcrowded, or if our team needs to make room for the patient to undergo orthodontic treatment.
- If a child has a “baby” tooth that needs to be removed to make room for an erupting adult tooth.
During & After the Tooth Extraction Procedure
Before the extraction begins, our team will start by administering a local anesthetic to you in order to reduce any discomfort and help you feel genuinely comfortable.
After we’ve successfully removed the tooth, gauze will be applied to the site in order to limit the bleeding and help a clot form for the healing process. It is extremely important that our patients do their best to not disturb this clot; you can accomplish this by not drinking through a straw, limiting strenuous activity, and avoiding alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after your procedure. Some moderate swelling may occur as well, but this post-operative symptom can be reduced by applying an ice pack or a cold cloth to the face.
If the tooth you’ve lost needs replacement, our team will want to start working on this process with you right away! Our doctors can review our available reconstructive options with you in detail to find the one that best fits your personal needs.