The staff at Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA is committed to the care and oral health of our patients; however, either due to decay, trauma or any other dental issue, there might come a time where you need to have a tooth extracted. Whether it’s a decayed, damaged tooth or an extraction needed for orthodontic treatment, all extractions at Lilburn Family Dentistry are done in a caring and supportive atmosphere. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, call us to schedule an appointment at our Lilburn office immediately.
Wisdom teeth are removed if they are positioned sideways, stuck beneath the gum line, trapped in the jawbone or are severely decayed. If you are experiencing these problems, you are more likely to have some swelling, stiffness, and pain in your jaw. Removal of your Wisdom teeth solves these issues.
Prior to Wisdom Teeth Removal
During your consultation visit, the doctor at our Lilburn facility will conduct a complete oral exam with X-rays to ascertain the position of the teeth. Our trained staff will also take the time to discuss your sedation options and provide you with pre- and post-operative care instructions. The staff will assist you in choosing the right anesthetic for your procedure. Also, at this visit, provide the office with a full medical history and a list of all your medications. Once this phase of the appointment is complete, the office will schedule your procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The staff will ensure you are completely comfortable before the extraction begins. Once the anesthetic is given, the doctor begins removing the tooth. You may feel some pressure from the dentist rocking the tooth back and forth to widen the socket surrounding the tooth. You will feel some pressure, but because the anesthetic has numbed the nerves, you should feel no pain. In some cases, when a tooth is firmly attached, or the socket won't expand enough to remove the tooth, the doctor will break the tooth into pieces to make the extraction easier. Some sockets may need to be sutured by the dentist to help them heal and avoid infection.
After Your Tooth Extraction
Once your procedure is complete, you will be sent home to rest and recuperate. After a tooth extraction, the staff will instruct you bite on a gauze pad for 30 minutes to stop the bleeding. You may also feel pain and experience some swelling after the procedure. An ice pack applied to the area will help alleviate the swelling, and some over-the-counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen can reduce the pain. If the tooth was infected, the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic to avoid any further complications.
Are you having wisdom teeth problems? Call Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA at (770) 824-8857 for an appointment!