There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted and after a dental examination with Dr. Schmidt, a tooth extraction may be determined necessary. Especially, if a tooth is severely decayed or broken and cannot be repaired. However, Dr. Schmidt will discuss all options including alternatives with you.
If you work or live in the Yuma area and believe you may need to remove your wisdom teeth or have a regular tooth extraction, 16th Street Dental Care can help. And our patients love that we handle the procedure in-house, and do not refer you to another oral surgery specialist.
How Does A Tooth Extraction Work?
Before the extraction procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and gums surrounding the area. The purpose of this step is to eliminate or considerably reduce any discomfort. The numbness will usually last an hour or two after the procedure, but will gradually wear off.
Tooth Extraction Process
Once the anesthetic has been applied and the area becomes numb, the extraction procedure will begin. While the dentist is removing your tooth, you may feel some pressure from the extraction process.
In some cases, Dr. Schmidt may use a sectioning procedure, where the tooth is removed in sections because the whole tooth is unable to be extracted at once.
The actual extraction of the tooth is usually a quick procedure ranging from 5 to 15 minutes.
After the Procedure
Following your dental procedure, it will be important to follow the post-operative instructions. You can learn more about post-operative instructions for tooth extractions on our website or call if you have any questions.
Post-Op: Wisdom Tooth Extraction