Our Team Performs Tooth Extractions in Newnan, Peachtree City, and Fayetteville, GA
Patients generally don’t look forward to dental work, especially if that work includes an extraction. Though one of the most common tooth extractions is the removal of a patient’s wisdom teeth, there are also many other reasons why teeth may need to be removed. At SouthOMS, we have many years of experience performing tooth extractions for Georgia patients. Our staff wants to make sure this process is as easy as possible for you, which is why we take great care to ensure your comfort throughout your visit with us. The sooner you get the affected tooth removed; the sooner you’ll start to feel better. Please contact us right away to discuss your options for tooth extractions.
Why Do I Need to Have My Tooth Removed?
Having a tooth removed may seem unnecessary or be emotionally traumatic. Wouldn’t you want to hang on to as many teeth as possible? The answer is most definitely yes. However, sometimes, teeth must be removed because there is no other option available. Our dentists only resort to extracting teeth when it is an absolute necessity. Generally, teeth are removed to preserve oral health and to prevent further damage to other healthy teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Our surgeons may recommend tooth removal to treat the following dental conditions:
- Excessive tooth decay
- Tooth infection
- Crowding of teeth
- As part of a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan to create space in the dental arch
The Extraction and Post-Op Care
The extraction of a tooth is a relatively simple procedure, though it will vary in complexity depending on whether the tooth is through the gum line or impacted. For most extractions, we only use local anesthesia. However, we may combine this with intravenous sedation for more complicated procedures. Either way, we’ll ensure your comfort during the process of removing your tooth. Our oral surgeons will successfully remove your tooth and suture the surrounding tissue as needed. SouthOMS uses resorbable sutures, so they won’t need to be removed. The recovery time for this procedure is relatively short, and depending on the complexity of the procedure, you will usually return to normal activities within a few days.
However, in the days immediately following the procedure, there will be some things you need to avoid, including using a straw, smoking, and consuming hard or crunchy foods. You will also be required to take prescribed medications as directed by your doctor. All of these specific instructions will be discussed in detail by our team the day of your procedure.
Has a dentist recommended that one of your teeth be extracted? Are you experiencing pain or swelling around one of your teeth? You need the help of a reliable team like the one at SouthOMS. You can rest assured that you or your loved one will receive the highest level of care possible. Please contact us today to make an appointment.