DENTIST DR EMIL JANSEN

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE. DO YOU HAVE A DENTAL PROBLEM?  OUR PRACTICE IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE.

Extractions

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone

There are two types of extractions

 

  • A simple extraction – this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.
  • A surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth.
  • The oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.
Return to Homepage
Read more below...


Tips for Pain Management After An Extraction

 

To minimize discomfort and speed recovery, you can follow the tips below

 

  • Use ice packs on your face to reduce swelling. Alternate 20 minute on and 20 minutes off.
  • Eat soft and cool foods for a few days.
  • Starting 24 hours after surgery, swish with warm salt water. Use one-half teaspoon of salt in a cup of luke-warm water.
  • Smoking, using of a straw to drink or spitting after surgery should be avoided. These actions can dislodge the blood clot out of the extraction site and cause a dry socket.
Return to Homepage