While normal dental treatments usually protect and restore your teeth, our tooth extraction dentist may occasionally recommend extracting a tooth to preserve your oral health or prepare you for further restorative treatments. Call Ace Dental Care at 678-562-1555 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pallavi Rakesh, and to learn more about impacted tooth removal in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Emergency tooth extraction involves removing an entire tooth from the mouth. At our practice, we want our patients to maintain all of their natural teeth whenever possible; however, there are some situations where removing a tooth may be the best option for preserving your oral health. Some of the most common reasons for requiring a tooth extraction surgery include:
- Severe dental infections that have led to the deterioration of most of the tooth or the bone beneath
- Extensive tooth decay that makes it impossible to repair the tooth and perform a successful restorative treatment
- Dental crowding, often caused by insufficient space to fit all of the teeth in the mouth, or the eruption of extra teeth
Cracks, breaks, excruciating pain, and other complications can result in the need for an emergency tooth extraction. Our dentists at Ace Dental Care is skilled in providing emergency dental extraction for any oral emergencies that cannot wait for routine appointments. The majority of emergency tooth extractions are performed on patients whose wisdom teeth are causing them severe discomfort and pain.
What’s the requirement for tooth extraction surgery?
When a dentist performs a tooth extraction surgery right away—within 24 to 48 hours—it is considered an emergency tooth extraction. These conditions include colossal breaks, excruciating pain, and wide cracks that, if left unattended, could endanger patients’ oral health.
At Ace Dental Care, we begin the process by examining the tooth’s health and its chances of being saved without tooth extraction surgery. However, if this circumstance does not support the treatment, we move on to our next step, which is the extraction of the impacted tooth.
Since we are more aware of the significance of emergency procedures, we make an effort to provide patients with appropriate care within 24 hours.
What is the procedure for emergency tooth extraction?
We use the following two procedures for emergency tooth removal treatment:
Before beginning a streamlined tooth extraction, we first administer local anesthesia to the tooth’s crown and gums. Patients may feel pressure on the affected area as it begins to numb, but there won’t be any pain or discomfort. In order to easily extract the tooth, we employ forceps after first releasing the tooth with an elevator tool.
Patients receive both local and intravenous anesthetic before beginning surgical tooth extraction, which lets them rest comfortably and calmly during the surgery. Depending on the patient’s health, there are several situations where we must administer general anesthetic through injection.
In this surgery, we make a little incision and remove a small portion of gum. It makes it easier to extract the tooth by removing the surrounding bone.
How long does the recovery period of tooth extraction last?
Following the start of the treatment, recovery following tooth extraction typically takes 7 to 14 days. Here are some pointers to aid in a quicker recovery:
- After the operation, placing an ice pack over the cheek reduces swelling. Keep the time under 10 minutes.
- After we remove the tooth, you should continue biting on the gauze pad. Gums can sponge up blood and lessen the likelihood of blood clotting or even help clots form.
- Don’t forget to keep taking any prescribed drugs, such as antibiotics and painkillers.
- Take a break that lasts at least a day. On the same day, don’t start your routine right away.
- You can relieve strain on your head when you’re lying down by using pillows.
- For a quick recovery, soft foods like yogurt, ice cream, and pudding are advised.
When you visit our practice, our tooth extraction dentist will carefully and thoroughly examine your oral health to determine if a tooth extraction is the right call. Should you require an extraction, our dentist is extremely skilled and will work to ensure that your impacted tooth removal is as painless as possible. Our team will also provide you with specific post-treatment instructions, so you can have a quick and complete recovery. Following your extraction, our dentist can provide a beautiful, natural-looking replacement tooth to restore the full appearance and functionality of your smile.
To learn more about tooth extractions, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we invite you to call or visit our practice today! We are here to care for your smile in any way we can!
We are here to care for your smile in any way we can!