At Lotus Family 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 Peterborough dentist, Dr. Laura DeLuca knows that the decision to extract can be a difficult one, so she makes 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.
A tooth extraction is performed only after all alternatives have been considered and ruled out. Situations that may lead to an extraction include:
A tooth extraction is a routine procedure for Dr. DeLuca, though in some instances, an emergency tooth extraction may be called for. The procedure includes:
After the tooth has been removed, Dr. DeLuca will have you bite down on some gauze in order to help stop the bleeding, so that a blood clot can form.
After your extraction, your recovery typically takes a couple of days. The following tips will help you relieve discomfort and avoid complications.
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.