An extraction is a minor procedure that can be performed during a single office visit. A simple extraction is generally indicated when the shape and number of roots allow for easy removal. A surgical extraction is generally indicated when there is extensive tooth damage, curved roots, or if an incision needs to be made to remove the tooth.
You should expect:
- Only minor discomfort after the procedure
- Your gums should be fully healed within a week, depending on the complexity of the extraction
You will need to eat soft foods and avoid smoking for a few days afterwards. Don’t worry….we’ll send you home with instructions.
Once the gums have healed after the extraction, you will be able to choose from the following options to replace your tooth:
The most basic tooth replacement option is a dental bridge, which is attached to the remaining healthy teeth on either side of the space. They may be fixed or removable.
Dental implants may also be an option for tooth replacement. An implant is a permanent artificial tooth that is implanted into your jaw with a titanium post. It is a highly durable tooth replacement.