Molars and wisdom teeth are the very last ones to emerge. And, they can also cause the most disruption. Sometimes, a tooth cannot be saved after experiencing damage or trauma. This makes an extraction, or removal, necessary.
In order to prepare for tooth extraction, the area will be provided with local anesthesia. Your dentist will make small incisions in order to expose the tooth beneath gum tissue. A forceps tool is utilized to clasp and extract the tooth effectively. If a tooth is impacted, it may be broken piece by piece in order to preserve adjacent teeth.
After extraction, you may experience minimal bleeding. Gauze is applied to the extraction site to thwart bleeding in that area. After the procedure, soreness may be painful, and it should not last more than 48 hours. Schedule a follow-up appointment so we can check on your progress!