Tooth extractions can range from simple to complex procedures. In cases where the tooth is visible in the mouth, a simple extraction is typically performed using local anesthesia. For teeth that are still under the gum or have fractured at the gum line, a surgical extraction is necessary. At Dental Esthetics Boston, our specialist surgeons perform extractions atraumatically under local anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision in the gum to access and remove the tooth, which may be extracted whole or in sections depending on its position and complexity. Dissolvable stitches are commonly used to close the incision.
After a simple extraction, over-the-counter pain relievers are usually sufficient for managing discomfort. In the case of surgical extractions, your oral surgeon may prescribe prescription pain medication. Typically, post-surgical pain and discomfort subside within a couple of days, and complete healing can take one to two weeks.
Skill and technique play vital roles in ensuring comfort during a tooth extraction. At Dental Esthetics Boston, our experienced specialists perform tooth extractions in a fast and painless manner. We will provide you with care instructions after each appointment.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or would like to schedule an oral health consultation with one of our surgeons, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you.