A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from your mouth. These procedures are typically only performed by Summit dentist Dr. Flynn-Nyktas when all other forms of treatment have been exhausted, and the tooth is damaged beyond repair.
Several things can lead to the need for an extraction. This includes:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Advanced gum disease
- A tooth is blocking another tooth from coming in or needing to be moved in orthodontic work
- Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in too
What to expect:
Dr. Flynn-Nyktas will first administer a numbing agent to the area surrounding the extraction site. During the process, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but should not feel any pain at all. The entire procedure will only take a few minutes.
Following extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and will taper off in the coming 24 hours. Make sure to review the post-op instructions Dr. Flynn-Nyktas provided you with before your extraction regarding diet, medication, and changing your gauze. If the bleeding does not noticeably slow down, or you have any other concerns, do not hesitate to call our office right away.