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Tooth Extractions Johns Creek

Emergency Dentist for tooth extraction in Johns Creek

Emergency Dentist for Tooth Extraction in Johns Creek.

Do you need an emergency dentist for tooth extraction in Johns Creek? You have come to the right place.  Whether it’s a wisdom tooth or a regular tooth such as a molar, at Creekside Oral Surgery our Oral Surgeon Dr. Egolum is Board Certified and has removed over 20,000 teeth and specializes in complex teeth extractions.  We offer safe, efficient teeth extractions with anesthesia options such as IV sedation and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for patient comfort.  We also offer payment plans through 3rd party financing. If you need a quick appointment call our office 770-764-0840. Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Dentists usually make every effort to preserve natural teeth, although sometimes an extraction is necessary. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be replaced with a dental implant or another oral prosthetic.

There are several reasons why you could need a tooth extraction.

The most common cause of tooth extractions is severe tooth decay and cavities. Teeth extractions can sometimes be as a result of an emergency due to pain or infection caused by teeth. However, many patients also undergo extractions for impacted teeth – particularly wisdom teeth. Other causes for extraction include advanced periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and teeth that are severely malformed. Although many circumstances that require extraction are unavoidable, some could be prevented with regular visits to your dentist for exams and cleanings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a tooth extraction?

Our skilled Oral Surgeon can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. However, you may be a candidate for the procedure if one or more of your teeth are decayed so severely that a filling or others restoration is not a possibility for treatment or if you are in severe pain.

What should I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?

If we decide to extract one or more teeth is recommended, we can perform the surgery on the same day or you can choose to be scheduled to return for oral surgery at a later date depending on your comfort and preference. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you will be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction. You may also elect for nitrous oxide or laughing gas to help with pain and anxiety. Depending on the nature of your extraction and other factors, such as whether your teeth are impacted, you may also be sedated or given general anesthesia during your procedure.

What type of post-treatment care will I need to follow?

Post-operative care following a tooth extraction is essential for healing and preventing complications. You will be instructed to avoid certain foods and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. Finally, you will be advised to avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as doing so may delay the healing process and cause a condition known as ‘dry socket.’

Here are some additional instructions to consider after tooth extractions:

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to stop the bleeding.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding and throbbing from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. If provided an ice pack to the face may be recommended to help minimize swelling. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office 770-764-0840 if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of pain or infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable which is usually within 2-3 days. It is important that you avoid, brushing, rinsing or spitting the day of the extraction. You may resume brushing and gentle rinsing the following day as instructed by our doctor. A clean oral cavity decreases discomfort and improves healing.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

Hopefully this information has helped you learn more about teeth extractions and recovery. If you have any other questions please contact our office.