While most teeth can be saved now due to advancements in technology and general dentistry procedures, sometimes a severely decayed and rotted tooth must be extracted. Dr. Chris McCain and Dr. Tommy Kim are very careful and gentle in doing so and offer anesthesia during this process for the safest and most comfortable tooth extractions.
Other alternatives to extractions are root canals, fillings and crowns. If the tooth doesn’t need an extraction, the dentists of South Blvd Dentistry will do what they can to save what is left of your tooth and restore it so that it will be healthy and functional.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a longstanding preventive measure so that these teeth do not get infected, decayed or cause crowding. This process can take about an hour but can vary depending upon the number of teeth being removed and the difficulty of the procedure. Anesthesia is available for patients during wisdom teeth removal to make the procedure as safe and comfortable as possible. Wisdom teeth are often removed if they do not grow in correctly, or are not correctly positioned and cause problems such as crowding of existing teeth. Often, dentists can tell if your wisdom teeth are going to create issues by viewing them on your dental x-rays early on.
After any tooth extraction surgery, you may experience pain or swelling in the gums and bleeding. It will take time for the extraction site to heal. You will generally be advised to avoid liquids for 24 to 48 hours to prevent dislodging the clot from the wound. If the pain persists for more than a week or you have any concerns following a tooth extraction, never hesitate to contact South Blvd Dentistry. We are here for you.