Get Help With Troublesome Teeth
To remove fully erupted teeth, all we need to do is loosen them in the socket with a dental elevator and then pull them out with forceps. This is not painful because we administer local anesthesia to numb you and we completely loosen the tooth before grabbing it with forceps.
No sutures are typically needed. However, if the tooth is impacted, we will need to make a surgical incision into the gums to reveal the hidden or obscured tooth. Additional bone may also be cut to get full access to the tooth.
The tooth is then sectioned, which means to cut into very small fragments, and is then removed in the same manner as a basic extraction. We will then suture the gums.
This can vary from person to person depending on the extraction type, location of the tooth, and how well someone followed aftercare instructions. However, on average, a basic tooth extraction takes about 3 to 4 weeks to heal, while a surgical extraction takes slightly longer. You must carefully follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to avoid getting dry socket or infection. This will delay your healing.
If you need an extraction, contact us at Alliance Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with a Colorado Springs dentist today.