Tooth Extractions – Conyers, GA
Comfortable Tooth Removal When You Need It
More than anything, what Dr. Amin wants for her 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, especially those who need an emergency dentist in Conyers. Rest assured that we will guide you through this process as smoothly and safely as possible here in our office, 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.
- Wisdom teeth are impacted, or erupting at an unsafe angle.
- 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.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
Before the tooth extraction in Conyers begins, our team will start by administering a local anesthetic to you in order to reduce any discomfort and help you feel genuinely at ease throughout the process. For a tooth that has erupted, we’ll take hold of the crown with dental pliers and gently rock the tooth back and forth to dislodge it from the jawbone. If the tooth is still under the gums, we’ll need to make a small incision to remove the tooth. In some situations, we will need to break the tooth into smaller pieces to make the process quicker and easier. After we’ve successfully removed the tooth, we will apply gauze to the site.
Following the extraction, you need to keep clean gauze on the area to limit the bleeding and help a clot form for the healing process. It is extremely important that you do your best to not disturb this clot; you can accomplish this by not drinking through a straw, limiting strenuous activity, and avoiding alcoholic beverages or tobacco use 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. For a few days, you need to stick to a soft food diet, slowly transitioning back to normal foods, and you can take over-the-counter or prescribed medication to manage any discomfort.
If the tooth you’ve lost needs replacement, our team will want to start working on this process with you right away! We can review our available reconstructive options with you in detail to find the one that best fits your personal needs.