We do everything to save your natural tooth, but there are cases where pulling a potentially harmful tooth can save you time, money and discomfort. For example, a tooth with significant tooth decay or trama that cannot be treated by a root canal is a good candidate for extraction.
Tooth extractions are virtually painless at our Buford Dental Office. In addition to local anesthesia, we offer oral sedation so that you can relax through your entire visit!
Tooth extraction process at our Buford Dental Office:
Please call us first thing in the morning if you have cold up to a week before the surgery or had nausea and vomiting the night before the procedure. The procedure may have to be rescheduled, or a change in the planned anesthesia may be required. Do not smoke on the day of surgery. This can increase the risk of a painful problem called dry socket!
Post Op Instructions:
We will give you detailed instructions on what to do and what to expect after your surgery. With proper dental care, your mouth should start to feel normal again in 1-2 weeks. You can expect some mild discomfort after simple tooth extraction. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin and others can greatly decrease pain after a tooth extraction. Take the dose recommended by your doctor, which is usually 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 3 days. For surgical extractions, our Buford Dentist may prescribe pain medicine for a few days and then suggest an NSAID such as Advil or Motrin.