At the Frederick Center for Dentistry, will always make every effort to avoid having to extract a tooth. However, there are certain situations where extraction is deemed necessary for the long term health and function of your smile. Trauma, severe infection, damage, or overcrowding are all common reasons for tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction is a fairly simple general dental procedure. Dr. Sahil Goyal will numb the area to minimize discomfort and extract the tooth. After the tooth is extracted, the socket will be packed with gauze. We ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes after the appointment. You may feel some pain and experience some swelling. However, applying an ice pack to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed and the swelling will subside after 48 hours.
Replacing Teeth After Extraction
Dr. Goyal will recommend restorative treatments to replace missing teeth after extraction. Dental implants are one of the best long term, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Dr. Goyal performs many types of dental implant services to patients in his Frederick, MD office.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Should I have wisdom teeth removed?
We will monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth and help you determine if you need to have them removed. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can cause sore gums, jaw pain, and overcrowding or shifting teeth. We commonly recommend wisdom tooth removal to our patients to avoid future dental issues and impacted teeth.
Is it better to get a damaged tooth removed or repaired?
We try to save as much of your natural tooth as possible before removing it is an option. We treat gum disease and cavities, but sometimes teeth are too damaged to offer proper support and need to be removed and replaced.
Do tooth extractions relieve tooth pain?
Yes, most tooth extractions are done to alleviate tooth pain from a damaged and infected tooth. Tooth extractions can target pain caused by impacted teeth and severe gum disease or tooth decay.
Contact our Frederick, MD Dental Office
Do you need to remove a diseased tooth? Maybe you have impacted wisdom teeth. Call 301.264.5680 or schedule a dental exam with Dr. Goyal on our website.