What happens before extractions?
The dentist will discuss the reasons for extractions and sedation options for apprehensive patients. We understand that pulling teeth out can be nerve wrecking and offer nitrous oxide sedation or an oral sedative like Valium to calm the patients down during the treatment.
What you will experience during the extraction?
The dentist will apply numbing cream and then inject local anaesthetic to numb up the tooth that is going to be extracted. You should feel pressure but not pain during the process.
What happens after extraction?
The dentist will go through postoperative care instructions with you and provide you with a hard copy of the instructions for your reference. (Click here for post op instructions)
The initial healing period usually takes about one to two weeks. New bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap. Over time, however, having a tooth (or teeth) missing can cause the remaining teeth to shift, affecting your bite and making it difficult to chew. For that reason, your dentist may advise replacing the missing tooth or teeth with an implant, fixed bridge, or denture.