Tooth Extraction

tooth extraction

Tooth Extraction Q&A

What is a tooth extraction and why would I need one?

Tooth extraction is simple, fast, and minimally invasive. Dr. Ramjit is an experienced dental surgeon whose focus is on getting the injured tooth removed quickly, safely, and with as little discomfort to you as possible. A tooth might require extraction for several reasons, including:

  • Tooth crowding

  • Infection

  • Periodontal disease

  • Decayed teeth

  • Broken teeth

Often, when the tooth is beyond repair, Dr. Ramjit recommends extraction to prevent further problems from affecting your remaining teeth.

What is the procedure for a tooth extraction?

Dr. Ramjit examines your problem tooth. If he determines the best course of action for your oral health is an extraction, he talks with you about the procedure and begins as soon as possible.

Luckily, tooth extractions are fast and easy. Dr. Ramjit numbs the area around the tooth to make sure the process is as painless as possible; then he uses a tool called an elevator to unseat the tooth. Once he loosens the tooth, Dr. Ramjit uses forceps to grip and gently rock it out of the gum socket. During this process, all you feel is a slight pressure.

Finally, he packs the socket with gauze that you bite down on to help form the clot that begins the healing process.

How do I take care of my mouth after an extraction?

The healing process after an extraction is as important as the procedure itself. Because of this, Dr. Ramjit provides you with a list of post-operative instructions on how to care for your mouth and the extraction site. This is the time to ask Dr. Ramjit questions and voice any concerns you may have.

Dr. Ramjit’s post-operative instructions are critical, and you must follow them to ensure proper healing. The instructions include:

  • How to care for the clot

  • Controlling bleeding

  • How to eat

  • Oral care while you heal

  • Pain management

  • Antibiotics

Dr. Ramjit is also available for any questions that come up while you heal, so don’t be afraid to call and ask.

​​​​​​​If you need a tooth extracted, or suspect you might, call Dr. Ramjit or book an appointment with him online.

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