How is an extraction performed?
We will thoroughly diagnose your mouth and determine whether or not you require an extraction. If so, we will prepare you for the procedure. The teeth will be cleaned, and local anesthesia will be administered to the gums near the tooth. This helps to numb the nearby tissues and prevent pain during the extraction. Once the drug takes effect, we will grip the tooth using dental forceps and extract it in one motion. In case the tooth is impacted at an awkward angle, we may have to section it into smaller fragments and remove them individually.
Once the tooth is extracted, we will treat the extraction site and suggest a suitable healing period and medication. For the initial few days after the extraction, it is recommended not to consume anything too hot or spicy or brush near the extracted tooth as it could dislodge the clot.
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