At Fresh Dental, we understand that having a complete, natural smile is key to feeling confident in your daily life. We also know that on occasion, circumstances may arise that require a patient to receive a routine or emergency tooth extraction in order to preserve overall oral health. As your Concord dentists, Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, and Richard Dunning know that the decision to extract can be a difficult one, so they make sure that every aspect of the procedure is as stress-free and comfortable for our patients as possible by keeping you well informed, aware of what is happening, and aware of what your choices are along the way.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
A tooth extraction is performed only after all alternatives have been considered and ruled out. Situations that may lead to an extraction include:
- Infection or risk of infection from decay (may require emergency tooth extraction)
- A tooth that is severely damaged from trauma (may require emergency tooth extraction)
- Impacted wisdom teeth (results in a wisdom tooth extraction)
- Overcrowded teeth (often requires orthodontic treatment)
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a routine procedure for Drs. Ganglani, Johal, and Dunning, though in some instances, an emergency tooth extraction may be called for. The procedure includes:
- X-rays to assess the location, size, and position of the tooth to be removed to help determine the extent of the procedure
- An assessment of the anesthesia and sedation options that will best serve your needs, allowing for a pain-free, less-than-memorable experience
- The careful removal of the tooth, which often includes a bone-preserving graft
After the tooth has been removed, Drs. Ganglani, Johal, and Dunning will have you bite down on some gauze in order to help stop the bleeding so that a blood clot can form.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
After your extraction, your recovery typically takes a couple of days. The following tips will help you relieve discomfort and avoid complications.
- Take pain relievers as prescribed or recommended.
- Leave gauze in place for the recommended amount of time.
- Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time to minimize swelling after the procedure.
- Avoid rinsing, sucking, or spitting for six hours after the procedure.
- After six hours, rinse your mouth with ½ teaspoon of salt and warm water.
- Do not smoke.
- Eat soft foods the day after the extraction; gradually add solid foods as the extraction site heals.
- Avoid the extraction site when brushing your teeth.
When teeth must be removed, especially ones that appear in your smile, there are a number of natural-looking, permanent tooth-replacement options, such as implants, that can give your smile a second chance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are tooth extractions painful?
A: It is normal to experience some pain after the anesthetic wears off. There may also be some swelling and bleeding for up to 24 hours after the tooth extraction. If the pain is severe or bleeding doesn’t stop, you should contact us immediately.
Q: What is dry socket?
A: On occasion, the blood clot that has formed in the socket breaks loose. This is referred as dry socket.
Q: Will insurance cover tooth extractions?
A: Whether your tooth extraction or emergency tooth extraction is covered by your insurance depends on your provider. Our staff will help you find out if your extraction is covered and, if not, what additional financial solutions are available to you.
To schedule an appointment with our Concord dental office, call Fresh Dental at (704) 549-9922 today.
The staff is wonderful here ! They seen my husband on an emergency basis and they took their time with him, they thoroughly explained everything, everyone in this office from the front desk to the assistant to the doctor were wonderful! We traveled 45 minutes to come there and we will definitely be coming back! Finally found a caring dental office! It is worth the drive! Thank you all for your compassion and truly caring!
Had my second appointment this month and so far they have been a wonderful staff by showing that they care about not only the needs of patient but also asking if there’s anything in particular we want done. I’m overall satisfied with my visit and happy I’ve found a dentist who cares. Thanks!
Had an impromptu root canal this morning with Dr.Dunning and staff. They always take great care of me and fit me in last minute. Clean, Comfortable and Friendly office. From reception to root canal, great experience.
I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Patel and her staff today at FreshDental in Concord. I was very anxious about the appointment and any procedure, but Kimmie Bryant was very patient with me and spend a lot of time trying to calm me down and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is very professional and has a naturally lovely personality. She takes the time to explain what needs to be done and provides valuable advice. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and her staff. A very pleasant visit indeed! I would definitely be back and would highly recommend the place for Dental work. - Erce Cobile
We had a pleasant experience with Dr. Patel and his staff today at FreshDental in Concord. I was very anxious about the appointment and any procedure, but Kimmie was very patient with me and spend a lot of time and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is very professional and has a naturally lovely personality. He takes the time to explain what needs to be done and provides valuable advice. I highly recommend Dr. Patel and his staff.
Absolutely every bit of 5 stars ...best dental visit I ever had ..the doctor and staff are very professional...I had 10 fiil ins and we got through it with no problems ..very sweet and smart and I even learned some valuable info that I never knew about ...this place definitely has my business...A+
Dental Services Offered at Concord NC FRESHDental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Dental Services
- Family Dentist
- Fixed and Removeable Bridges
- Fluoride Treatment
- General Dentistry
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Hygiene Services
- Inlays and Onlays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Smile Design Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Fillings
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
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