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A tooth extraction may seem like a scary procedure. But at River Park Dental, Dr. Niaz Ahmed uses modern techniques, as well as sedation to minimize patient discomfort during the extraction process.

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Common Reasons For Tooth Extraction

There are many conditions that may require the extraction of one or more teeth.

  • Wisdom tooth removal – This is, by far, the most common reason for tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth may erupt incorrectly, shifting and damaging other teeth. To prevent this, most dentists recommend that wisdom teeth are removed as soon as they erupt.
  • Periodontal disease – Serious cases of gum disease can result in multiple loose teeth, which must be extracted.
  • Tooth decay – If an infected tooth cannot be saved with a root canal, it may require extraction.
  • Impact injury – After a car accident or other impact injury, multiple teeth may be severely damaged, and extraction could be required.

How Does Tooth Extraction Work?

Dr. Ahmed is one of the best dentists in Rocky Hill, and uses the latest techniques to deliver faster, pain-free tooth extraction services.

First, Dr. Ahmed will numb the area with a local anesthetic. If you are feeling anxious and wish to be sedated during the procedure, the doctor has sedation options available.

Once the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Ahmed will use a specialized dental tool to widen the socket of the tooth. 

The process takes just a few minutes for each extraction. Most patients feel absolutely no pain or discomfort throughout the procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Tooth Extraction?

The recovery period for tooth extractions is usually very brief. Extractions are not a complicated procedure, and heal over easily. 

Swelling and pain should be minimal, and subside within 3-5 days after surgery. Make sure to follow all of Dr. Ahmed’s instructions while recovering, such as avoiding solid foods and the use of straws. This will ensure that common complications such as torn stitches and “dry socket” do not occur.

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Come To River Park Dental For Rocky Hill Family Dentistry!

Dr. Ahmed specializes in tooth extractions in Rocky Hill. Whether you or your teenager require wisdom tooth extraction, or you need a tooth to be extracted for any other reason, the team at River Park Dental is here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment at 860-785-8496, or drop by our office for a visit at 1111 Cromwell Ave STE 203, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.