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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?

Smiling man in dental chair

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

X-ray of impacted tooth

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.

Post-Op Aftercare

dental instruments with a tooth

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.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

Forceps holding extracted tooth in Conyers

Has that dreaded day come where you need to have a tooth extracted? This procedure is very common, but it pays to be well informed, so we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about tooth extractions in Conyers. If you don’t see the answers that you’re looking for below, contact our office to talk to one of our friendly team members. We’re happy to explain more about your upcoming procedure so you know what you can expect.

Does Getting a Tooth Extracted Hurt?

Many patients worry about getting dental treatment because they’re nervous that it will be painful. The good news is that our first step is always numbing your mouth to ensure that you stay comfortable. While you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, you will likely feel some soreness for a few days afterwards. Closely follow your aftercare instructions to prevent infection and promote quick healing. If your discomfort worsens or you start showing signs of infection, give us a call so we can help.

Can I Leave the Space Empty After a Tooth Extraction?

Many patients think that they don’t need to have a tooth replaced if it’s being pulled from the back of the mouth. However, this isn’t usually the case. Your teeth are responsible for much more than just creating a beautiful smile. They are essential to chewing properly and enunciating clearly. Just missing a single back tooth can make it difficult to chew, leading to poor nutrition and indigestion. It is recommended that when you’ve finished healing, you schedule an appointment to discuss which tooth replacement option is right for you.

Can I Smoke After Getting a Tooth Extracted?

Since tobacco products can delay healing, you can’t smoke immediately following a tooth extraction. It’s recommended that you abstain from smoking for at least five days afterward. However, if you can, avoid smoking for two weeks. If you have had difficulty quitting in the past, let us know. This way, we can help you to prepare in advanced.

What Risks Are Involved with Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extractions are considered to be extremely safe in this day and age. However, just like any dental procedure, there are some risks that come along with it. As for tooth extractions, the primary risk is infection which can spread if left untreated. Another risk is dry socket, which can be painful and delay the recovery process. To prevent these from happening, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, as well as some symptoms to look out for.

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