EXTRACTION in Lake Mary | oral surgery, wisdom teeth extractions, oral surgeon, wisdom tooth surgery, tooth removal, surgical extractions | tooth decay, tooth infections, impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, extra teeth, fractured teeth

SOFTOUCH  DENTAL
Center For Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry
 
Jennifer N. Nguyen, D.M.D, F.A.D.I.A  & Associates
3232 W. Lake Mary Blvd. #1400
Lake Mary, FL. 32746  
     

 


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EXTRACTION
 

Extractions

Before removing a non-restorable tooth, the dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.

Sedation may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth will be removed at the same time. Sedation prevents pain in the whole body and will help you to relax or even sleep through the procedure.

We recommend that you don't eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery, so you are prepared for the sedation and have a companion to drive you home.

Prior to extraction, it is standard of care for the dentist to give you the option of replacing bone immediately at the time of the extraction, called Socket Preservation (Bone Graft).

This procedure will prevent bone resorption or collapsed in the future which might complicate or limit your option for future implant and prosthetic. In other words, the best time to add bone is at the time the tooth is removed, rather than at a later time, which will cost more with poorer prognosis.

After the tooth is removed, the dentist will add bone, synthetic membrane to the empty socket and place a suture. This will speed up the healing process. You will not have to have the suture remove, since it is made by synthetic gut. At SofTouch Dental, Dr. Nguyen uses bone that is bio-compatible . The procedure is 99% successful unless you have some rare genetic disorder. We also do a courtesy post-op to ensure you are healing properly without any complication.


What To Expect After Surgery
In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days
. The following tips will help speed your recovery.

  • Bite gently on the gauze pad periodically, and change pads as they become soaked with blood. Call our office if you still have bleeding 24 hours after your surgery.
    While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite the inside of your cheek or lip, or your tongue.
  • Do not lie flat. This may prolong bleeding. Prop up your head with pillows.
  • Try using an ice pack on the outside of your cheek for the first 24 hours. You can use moist heat-such as a washcloth soaked in warm water and wrung out-for the following 2 or 3 days.
  • Relax after surgery. Physical activity may increase bleeding and disturb the bone graft.
  • Eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses.
  • Do not use a straw for the first few days. Sucking on a straw can loosen the blood clot and delay healing.
  • After the first 3 days, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours after your surgery. The sucking motion can loosen the clot and delay healing. In addition, smoking decreases the blood supply and can bring germs and contaminants to the surgery area. 
  • Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue or touching it with your fingers.
  • Continue to brush your teeth and tongue carefully. 
  • If you decide to have an implant placed after extraction. We recommend to wait at least 4-6 months for the upper and 2-3 months for the lower.

 
 
 
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