Here at All Dental, we understand tooth extractions can sometimes be stressful but necessary procedures for your oral health. Our experienced and empathetic staff ensures that, with tooth extractions in our Westborough, MA dental office, you feel comfortable and at ease, so you leave our dental office with a happier and healthier smile.
Trauma or excessive decay, baby teeth that did not fall out, excess teeth, wisdom teeth, and gum disease are good reasons for tooth removal. Your local dentist in Westborough will assess your dental health situation and advise you when tooth removal is necessary. Sometimes the risk of infection is reason enough, especially if you are a cancer patient or have gum disease.
Your local dental clinic will assess your situation and will determine the best pain prevention for you. It could be a local anesthetic injection to numb the area or it could be a general anesthetic where no pain would be felt throughout the body and you would sleep throughout the procedure. Most dentists will ensure that patients are comfortable during the entire procedure.
For an impacted tooth, the dentist will first remove gum and bone tissue that appear on the tooth. Then they will commonly use forceps to rock the tooth back and forth. This loosens the tooth from the jawbone. Hard to pull teeth may have to be broken up and removed in separate pieces.
When the tooth has been extracted, a blood clot will appear in the tooth socket. Gauze will be placed in the socket and the patient will be asked to bite down to help stop the bleeding. If necessary, the dentist will stitch the affected area. Your local dental office will provide detailed instructions after the extraction. You may experience some discomfort following the procedure but that should diminish within a few days. Call your dentist with any questions or concerns.