Sometimes, having a tooth pulled in is necessary, especially if you have a wisdom tooth, tooth damaged beyond repair, your mouth is overcrowded, you have Impacted Tooth, you have an infection or risk of infection, or you have gum disease.
You should be aware of what to expect for a tooth extraction. Our Dentist or oral surgeon, will be performing the extraction. Prior to pulling your tooth, you will receive an injection of local anesthesia in order to numb the area in which the tooth will be pulled. If you are having more than one extraction or your tooth is impacted (below the gums), we may use a strong general anesthetic which will prevent pain throughout your body and cause you to sleep through the procedure. IV Sedation is also available
After the tooth is pulled, a blood clot typically forms in the socket. We will pack a gauze pad into the socket and ask you to bite down to help stop the bleeding. If required, he or she may place a few dissolving stitches to close the gum edges over the extraction site.
Recovery after the extraction is very important; it will typically take a few days. To minimize discomfort, speed up your recovery process, and reduce the risk of infection, there are some easy things to do. Take your painkillers as prescribed, apply an ice pack to the affected area immediately following the procedure to keep swelling at bay, relax for at least 24 hours after the extraction and limit your activity, and avoid rinsing, spitting forcefully, and sucking through a straw for 24 hours to avoid dislodging the clot.
Are You Experiencing Wisdom Tooth Pain?
Wisdom Teeth Extraction is a common dental procedure. Wisdom teeth are as important as other teeth, but are more prone to problems during their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). Since wisdom teeth are the last to erupt — usually between the ages of 17 and 21 — there often is little room left in the mouth to accommodate them.
As a result, wisdom teeth may erupt sideways, only partially, or become trapped (impacted), leading to pain, infection, and gum line and cause facial swelling. When any of these conditions arise, contact us and we can determine the best course of action to take care of your tooth.
Are You Experiencing Impacted Tooth Pain?
An impacted tooth is any tooth that is prevented from reaching its normal position in the mouth by tissue, bone, or anothertooth. Impacted Tooth Extraction is very similar to Wisdom Tooth Extraction mentioned above. We will determine the best course of action whether it be removal or fixing. We will also determine whether out Dentist or Oral Surgeon should perform the procedure and what type of sedation you may need as we have many forms available.
Call Dr. Silva, Collegeville’s leading Dentist, for a tooth extraction appointment. Our dental office is located in Collegeville. We also provide wisdom tooth extraction and other tooth extractions to the following areas: Royersford, Oaks, Limerick, Blue Bell, Skippack, Norristown, Trappe, Philadelphia, and Phoenixville. Call today to request an appointment for your Tooth Extraction needs. (610) 489-5555