Tooth extractions are simple procedures that can be done in our Middle River dental office. Patients with severely overcrowded, decayed, or damaged teeth require extraction treatment. Dr. Ned Greenberg offers extractions as general dental solutions to common problems.
To begin treatment, Dr. Greenberg will numb the area and precisely extract the tooth. He will pack the empty socket with gauze. After your tooth is removed, you can take pain medication and use ice packs on the outside of your jaw. One hour after the surgery, you can begin eating soft foods. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours. We use anesthesia and may use dental sedation so that patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
One of the most common tooth extractions we perform is wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom tooth extraction is usually recommended to alleviate the pain that can occur when wisdom teeth begin to emerge. Although not everyone will need their wisdom teeth extracted, they can cause damage when they come in. Commonly, wisdom teeth are removed because they are impacted, or will come in at an odd angle and can potentially overcrowd natural teeth.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Is tooth extraction treatment painful?
We use anesthesia and sedation dentistry during tooth extraction treatment. Excessive pain or bleeding is abnormal. If your socket is bleeding more than several days after your tooth extraction or if you are feeling severe pain, contact our office as soon as possible.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
It will take two to three weeks for your gum and bone tissue to regenerate. If your tooth or teeth were extracted because of infection or damage, you will need to restore the extracted tooth or teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants prevents teeth from shifting or overcrowding.
Request a Dental Appointment Today
Do you require a tooth extraction? Call 410.686.4646 or schedule a dental exam and consultation with Dr. Greenberg on our website. Dr. Greenberg will ensure that you feel comfortable and undergo pain-free care in his Middle River, MD dental office. He will review the extraction process and post-op instructions before treatment.