Tooth extractions are sometimes an essential procedure to maintain the overall health of your mouth. Reasons for an extraction can include:
It's crucial to recognize the signs that might indicate the need for a tooth extraction, including:
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Bahrami and her team at Lithia Springs Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are here to help with a gentle touch and a reassuring presence.
At Lithia Springs Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted, which should prevent pain during the procedure. You may feel pressure, but the goal is to minimize discomfort.
Recovery time varies depending on the individual and the complexity of the extraction. Generally, the initial healing period takes about one to two weeks. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help your recovery process go as smoothly as possible.
After the extraction, it's normal to experience some swelling and mild discomfort. You'll be advised to rest, apply ice to the affected area, and eat soft foods. It's important to follow the aftercare instructions given by Dr. Bahrami to ensure proper healing.
We generally recommend taking it easy for at least 24 hours after your extraction to allow your body to start the healing process. Avoid strenuous activity as it can increase bleeding and impact the healing process.
Dry socket is a condition that can occur when the blood clot at the site of a tooth extraction is dislodged, exposing the underlying bone. To prevent it, avoid smoking, using a straw, and rigorous rinsing or spitting for the first few days after an extraction. Follow all the post-care instructions provided by Dr. Bahrami.
You should start with soft, cool foods and gradually reintroduce other foods as your extraction site heals. Typically, you can resume a normal diet within a week, but this can vary based on the complexity of the extraction and your individual healing process.
It's often recommended to replace an extracted tooth to prevent shifting of the remaining teeth and changes to your bite. Options for replacement include dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Dr. Bahrami can discuss the best options for your specific needs.
The cost of a tooth extraction can vary depending on the complexity of the case and whether it's a simple or surgical extraction. We offer transparent pricing and work with most insurance plans. For uninsured patients, we provide flexible financing options.