While the ideal solution in dentistry is to repair afflicted teeth, there can be some cases where a tooth extraction may be necessary. If a tooth is causing you grief, Dr. Hogan offers tooth extraction as an option to promote and enhance your dental wellness.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Dentistry is led by Dr. Hogan who is a board-certified dental implantologist. Dr. Hogan and his team of dental experts can help restore and enhance your smile through tooth extraction. Contact us today and schedule your consultation appointment to determine if tooth extraction may be the right solution for you!
What are some reasons behind tooth extractions?
While your natural teeth were meant to last, there are some incidents that may require tooth extraction:
- A tooth that has been damaged, traumatized or decayed beyond repair
- To clear up some space due to a crowded mouth
- If your teeth are too big and cannot properly fit in your mouth
- If a tooth is unable to erupt from the gums because of a lack of space
- To prevent possible infection
- If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and your teeth are loose as a result
What can I expect from the tooth extraction process?
Prior to the extraction itself, Dr. Hogan will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and enhance your comfortability during this procedure. The designated tooth or teeth will then be removed. A gauze pad will be applied to the area to control any bleeding. Depending on the size and amount of teeth being extracted will determine if stitching may be necessary to seal the area.
What is recovery like following a tooth extraction?
Recovery from a tooth extraction may take a couple days. To reduce discomfort and swelling, you may take pain killers and apply an ice compress to the area. Dr. Hogan advises anyone who undergoes a tooth extraction to relax for the next day after your procedure and to limit activity. He also recommends avoiding smoking as it can hinder the recovery process.
Am I a good candidate for tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction may be right for you if are experiencing pain or discomfort through an extensively damaged or decayed tooth. Additionally, you may be right for a tooth extraction if your dental wellness is compromised from crowding or gum disease. To best determine if tooth extraction is the solution for you, meet with Dr. Hogan.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out if a tooth extraction may be right for you.