Tooth Extraction Baltimore MD

Tooth Extraction An Overview

A tooth extraction is used to treat severe decay, damage or overcrowding of teeth. Dr. Desbordes, top dentist in Baltimore MD, has provided many successful tooth extractions to patients in Baltimore County.

Extractions are usually a last resort method to keep your oral health in great shape. Dr. Desbordes will always try to save as much of your natural tooth as possible for a more stable oral foundation. However, tooth extractions are sometimes the best treatment plan for your oral health. Fortunately, early diagnosis and preventive oral health care can help avoid the need for a tooth extraction.

Tooth extractions are a standard dental procedure, often done in a single visit. Tooth extractions are relatively pain-free. Dr. Desbordes and our dental care team will inform you of the appropriate aftercare protocol to reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding. Most patients recover in a few days with no side effects. However, if you do experience sudden pain, lingering pain, or constant bleeding, contact our dentist office as soon as possible.

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Tooth Extraction What to Expect

Wisdom teeth often need to be removed. Wisdom teeth often begin to emerge during the teen years. Wisdom teeth are removed if they become impacted, or if they pose a threat to neighboring teeth by overcrowding them. Many young adults will have their wisdom teeth removed before the age of 21. Family dentist Dr. Desbordes provides comprehensive treatment for wisdom tooth removal in our Windsor Mill dentist office.

Dr. Desbordes can often perform tooth extractions in our Windsor Mill dentist office. For more advanced or complex cases, he may refer you to a local oral surgeon for optimal results.

Your procedure will begin with you being made comfortable and numbed with the use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Desbordes will remove the affected tooth by separating the supporting ligaments from the tooth. The tooth will be gently moved back and forth to loosen it from the gum tissue. Once the tooth is loose, he will carefully remove it from the socket and close the hole with sutures if necessary.

If tooth replacement is needed, Dr. Desbordes may recommend a dental implant. He is an experienced dentist in Baltimore MD, dedicated to all of your dental care needs. Schedule a consultation for a tooth extraction today.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

While everyone is different, depending on the location of your tooth, you can expect to recover in 7 to 10 days. It is important to let the blood clot in the tooth socket, as dislodging it is called dry socket, and it can be painful.

Is tooth extraction painful?

Getting a tooth pulled can be painful, however typically you are given local anesthesia for the procedure to eliminate the pain. After the extraction, dentist’s usually will recommend pain medication to help manage any remaining soreness.

How soon after tooth extraction can I eat?

You can remove the gauze placed in your mouth and start eating after an hour following the procedure. Make sure for the first 24 hours, you only eat soft foods, and avoid any hot food of beverages for several hours following the extraction. For the first 24 hours, avoid using a straw as well.

What should I avoid after tooth extraction?

You should avoid any type of sucking following your procedure, such as smoking or sipping through a straw. Avoid eating any hard vegetables of foods. You should also avoid food or drinks that are hot and spicy. For the first 24 hours, sick to eating soft foods such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, and smoothies.