It may occasionally be necessary for our dentist to extract a tooth in order to protect your oral health. Tooth extraction procedures today are less painful than ever before, as a result of powerful anesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, Dr. Ambreen Lakhani can perform your tooth extraction in such a way that you experience little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding. Call Meadowbrook Family Dentistry at 770-622-5909 to make your appointment at our office at learn more about tooth extractions in Duluth, Georgia.
We may recommend a tooth extraction when restorative procedures such as root canal therapy, dental crowns, or dental fillings are not enough to save your tooth. Before our dentist extracts our tooth, we will numb the area surrounding the tooth with a topical or injectable anesthetic, such as Novocain. We may prescribe an antibiotic following the extraction to ensure that infection does not occur.
Following your tooth extraction, you should avoid smoking and other tobacco use, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws, as these actions will hinder your healing process and could cause the wound to reopen. We recommend that you apply cold compresses or ice packs to the outside cheek near the extraction site to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
For more information about tooth extractions, and to make your appointment with our dentist, call our practice today.