Do you have impacted wisdom teeth? Are you feeling pain from a tooth abscess or infection? Dental extractions can help prevent the spread of infection and remove impacted teeth. Dr. Jordan Morris can also provide dental implants and other restorations after extracting permanent teeth. Tooth extraction is a general dental service we offer in Sahuarita, AZ, to keep infection and tooth damage at bay. Learn about the different types of dental extractions and what happens after extraction treatment.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Sahuarita, AZ
We can perform simple or complex tooth extractions. Simple extractions typically require local anesthesia to remove a tooth above the gum line. Complex extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. If we remove permanent teeth that require replacement, we can also provide dental implants after the extraction site heals.
Some patients will require wisdom tooth removal if their teeth aren’t emerging properly. Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth that emerge. The wisdom teeth erupt behind the back molars. However, they can easily become impacted, meaning they cannot fully erupt. As a result, wisdom teeth can dig into other teeth and cause overcrowding. Please let us know if you feel your wisdom teeth emerge behind your molars. We will take dental x-rays and schedule an extraction if needed.
Tooth Extractions Post-Op
After your procedure, we will place gauze on the extraction sites to promote healing. You will begin to notice blood clots forming at the extraction sites. These clots protect the tissue and nerves. Contact us if you dislodge the blood clots, as you can develop dry socket.
Dry socket is a painful condition that occurs due to nerve exposure. Sticking to a soft diet for multiple days after the extraction and keeping gauze at the site until bleeding dies down will ensure the sites heal properly. We will also prescribe pain medication as needed and recommend ice packs to treat swelling.
Call Our Dental Office
Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Contact Dr. Morris for a dental consultation and treatment today at 520.412.9162. You can also schedule a dental appointment on our website.