Tooth Extraction Frederick MD

=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.

Wisdom teeth removal in Frederick, MD

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.

How many days should a person rest after tooth extraction?

Generally, your dentist will advise resting for two to three days following the surgery. After that, it will take anywhere from one to two weeks before you may resume your normal activities and full eating function. 

Can I drink cold water after tooth extraction?

Ice cold water is great to drink after an extraction. Ice reduces swelling, and the coolness dulls pain by numbing the affected area of your mouth.

How do I sleep first night after tooth extraction?

The extraction site for the tooth may ooze throughout the initial phases of healing. For the first night, we recommend sleeping on your side because of this. Also, you have the risk of experiencing increased swelling if you lie flat on your back.

What are the signs of infection after tooth extraction?

Yellow or white discharge, discomfort, and swelling around the extraction site are indications that a tooth extraction site may have an infection. You should visit your dentist right away if you are concerned about a potential infection. If an infection is present, you can confirm it and help provide treatment options.

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.