Extractions: Simple and Compound

Teeth are removed for many reasons. The most common is extensive decay, periodontal disease (gum disease) or trauma (a physical blow to the jaw), abscess teeth due to infection and loose teeth due for one reason or another. In most instances they are not emergency situations that will involve or, in many instances, several teeth.

You will be evaluated and you will be treated usually the same day if local anesthesia is the anesthesia of choice. Local anesthesia in lay terms is usually referred to as Novocaine. X-rays will be taken if you have not seen your referring dentist. If you have been referred by your dentist you must bring your x-rays with you.

Postoperatively, after extractions, many patients find that this is a loss day and if you need to have a written excuse this will be provided for you by our staff. Postoperative instructions will be given to you. Gauze will be given to you. Prescription for pain medication and antibiotics, if indicated, will be given to you after your treatment is completed. Postoperative instructions are found in the web site and have been previously placed on the web page. You will experience mild to moderate discomfort for a few days after the extraction as stated in the postoperative instruction site. An pain medication that is particular to your needs will be prescribed to you. If however, after a period of four to five days you are not feeling better, you must let us know.

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