Extractions at Christiana Dental Center

Teeth extractions can be necessary for a variety of reasons, including infections, decay, accidents, orthodontic preparation, medical issues, wisdom teeth and more. At Christiana Dental Center in Newark, DE, our dental professionals have expertise in all kinds of extractions. Not only do we possess the skill to complete these types of procedures, but we will also do everything we can to ensure each process is done as painlessly and stress-free as possible.

TYPES OF EXTRACTIONS

There are two types of extractions; simple and surgical extractions. Each are fairly easy to differentiate, especially by their names.

A simple extraction: This types of extraction is performed on a tooth that can be visibly seen with the eye. In a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. After this is complete, then the dentist will use a pair of forceps to fully remove the tooth. Of course, you will be under some sort of anaesthetic so you won’t feel your tooth being detached.

A surgical extraction: This types of tooth extraction is a bit more complex. This process is typically utilized if a tooth has been broken or has an unusual position in your mouth. For instance, wisdom teeth typically have to be removed due to their perpendicular position to the rest of your teeth. For a surgical extraction, the doctor makes a small incision into your gum to reach the tooth and detach it.
During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain. So don’t worry about feeling the pain of any cuts or instruments of the procedure!

FOLLOW-UP

Our office at Christiana Dental Center will give you detailed instructions on what to do and what to expect after your tooth extraction. You can expect some mild discomfort after even simple extractions, so it is best to get some rest afterwards. We recommend over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen for any aches or discomfort. Ice packs are also helpful, especially for swelling.

After an extraction, you’ll be asked to bite on a piece of gauze, allowing the blood to clot. Make sure not to disturb the clot that forms on the wound.

For more information about teeth extractions at Christiana Dental Center, call us today.