Tooth Extractions

A Comfortable and Safe Procedure

Man looking into mirror at dentistTooth extractions may seem a bit scary if you’ve never gotten one before, but it’s important to know that it is a low-risk procedure that is painless when performed by an experienced dentist or oral surgeon.

Panorama Dental can perform most tooth extractions in the office, but in some cases, we may refer you to an oral surgeon.

Reasons For a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is often recommended to help relieve pain from a severely decayed tooth. In some cases, an extraction may be performed if you have an alignment issue.

One of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction procedure is to remove wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth oftentimes get impacted and can cause your teeth to shift.

The Tooth Extraction Process

Most often the tooth extraction process is simple and straightforward. It usually only takes a few minutes and can be completed by an experienced dentist or oral surgeon.

  1. The dentist or oral surgeon will have previously taken x-rays of the teeth and then will go over the process with you.
  2. The dentist will use a local numbing agent for the tooth, gum, and bone. This ensures you will feel no pain.
  3. As the extraction begins, you should feel only pressure, not pain.
  4. In most cases, the dentist will remove the tooth using only applied pressure, rather than using surgical intervention.

The Recovery Process

The extraction recovery process usually only takes a few weeks with simple instructions to follow. Your dentist will provide you with these instructions and will tell you how to care for the extraction site the hours and days after the procedure. You will most likely have to change out the gauze to help minimize bleeding.

If you’re feeling pain, your dentist might prescribe medicine to give you some relief. The gums should fully heal in a matter of weeks, as long as the site is kept clean. Once this process is over, you may be interested in replacing the tooth with a denture, implant, or bridge.

Schedule a Consultation with Panorama Dental

If you are located in Aurora and you think you might need a tooth extraction, contact us to schedule a consultation! We are currently accepting new patients. In some cases, we may refer out to an oral surgeon.