While it is always our goal to preserve your natural teeth, there are times when removing a tooth is the best way to preserve a patient’s oral health. Teeth are removed for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s irreparable damage, in preparation for dentures or braces, we will always work to ensure that the tooth extraction process is as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
The first step is to take digital X-rays. This will help us determine the best way to remove the tooth. Before the procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the location. Most patients find that the extraction itself is painless, though they may feel pressure. Once the tooth is out, the patient should bite down on gauze for 30 to 45 minutes to control the bleeding. Soon, a blood clot will form. The patient must be careful not to disturb this blood clot.
Before leaving our office, we will provide any necessary instructions to ensure proper healing and follow-up. If you believe you may be in need of a tooth extraction, call the experts at Premier Dental Spa today. You can reach us at (732) 257-7675.