Tooth Extractions in Bowie, MD
When a tooth just can’t be saved, having a dentist remove it is usually your best option. Our dentists at Superior Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will provide great attention and care when performing your tooth extraction, making sure no future problems should occur. At our office, tooth extractions are pain-free, quick, and affordable.
Why You Might Need a Tooth Extraction
Saving your teeth is our preference at Superior Cosmetic and Family Dentistry; however, sometimes a tooth needs removal. Teeth may need to come out for a number of reasons, such as:
- severe tooth decay
- gum disease
- a cracked tooth
Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, have to be removed when they are deemed impacted.
What to Expect
Your tooth extraction procedure will vary depending on your situation and how many teeth need pulling. For extraction, we will numb the area and remove teeth while you are awake. The procedure itself is completely painless and will be over before you know it.
Your dentist or oral surgeon will loosen the tooth in the socket until we can remove it completely. Once the extraction is complete, you may feel some discomfort for a day.
Aftercare Instructions for Tooth Removal
Our staff will always give you the proper after-care instructions for a tooth extraction to keep your oral health at its best and to optimize extraction healing. Generally, your body will form a blood clot over the extraction site within 24 hours.
If the blood clot gets dislodged for some reason, a painful condition known as a dry socket can result. Signs of this would be a sharp pain, a foul taste, or continued bleeding after the 3rd day of tooth removal. If you suspect a dry socket, please call our office right away so that we can help you.
Dental extractions heal more quickly than you may think. Within a week after a simple extraction, you should be back to normal. A surgical extraction may require a little more time to complete the healing process.
You should always call our office if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort. Our priority is making sure our patients are happy and healthy.
Talk to Our Oral Surgeon
Your comfort is important to us during every visit. If you want to discuss your sedation options for simple or wisdom teeth extractions, don’t hesitate to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our oral surgeons. We are committed to performing pain-free, quick, and clean extractions.
At Superior Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we are here for you and your family’s dental extraction needs in Bowie, MD. Stop by our clinic today at 3231 Superior Ln #A4, Bowie, MD 20715 to schedule your appointment, or call us at (301) 464-2323.