Unfortunately, there are times at Studio Dental when a tooth can’t be saved and must be extracted. These are typically necessary when a patient’s health and well-being are jeopardized due to an impacted wisdom tooth, a severe tooth infection, or teeth overcrowding. In our state-of-the-art office, we use the latest imaging technology to safely and predictably remove a tooth. Our imaging technology is crucial because it allows us inflict minimal amount of trauma, therefore decreasing time spent recovering and getting you back to the things that matter most to you.
Types of extractions
At Studio Dental of River Park we commonly perform two types of extractions:
1 Simple extraction – this occurs when a broken tooth is visible above the gum line.
2 Impacted extraction – this occurs when a broken tooth is below the gum line and more hidden from sight.
Both types of extraction require 3-5 days worth of time in order to heal, and you’ll be left feeling better than ever.
Preparing for an extraction
Prior to having a tooth extraction performed in our office, a detailed examination is performed for the tooth needing an extraction, and 3D digital X-rays are taken. With this information, Dr. Tien Dang will help you to determine the best course-of-action. For your own safety, it’s important that you give us details about any health conditions you have, including:
- Congenital heart defects
- Liver disease
- Damaged heart valves
- Adrenal disease
- Weakened immune system (Ex. undergoing chemotherapy)
- A history of bacterial endocarditis
- Recent transplant recipient
Based upon any pre-existing medical conditions, Dr. Tien Dang may need to prescribe a course of antibiotics leading up to the extraction appointment. This ensures that the extraction process goes smoothly and that you’re on your way to a healthier mouth.
On the day of your appointment
We request that on the day of your appointment you:
- Notify us if you have a cold, since congestion can make the appointment more difficult.
- Avoid smoking beforehand.
- Notify us if you’re pregnant.
- Report any nausea or vomiting from the night before.
- Take your antibiotics one hour before your scheduled appointment if Dr. Dang and your primary care physician has recommended to do so.
Before the procedure, you will be asked a few questions to ensure your comfort and safety. If you have any questions leading up to or on the day of the appointment, make sure to ask Dr. Dang or any member of the Studio Dental team!