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Tooth Extraction Steele Creek

Oral surgeon holding her female patient’s hands and smiling at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery in Charlotte, NCThe removal of teeth from the tooth alveolus socket within the alveolar ridge is known as dental extraction, tooth extraction, exodontia, or tooth pulling.

Extractions are done for several reasons, but the most frequent cause is to remove teeth that are irreparable due to dental caries, periodontitis, or dental injury, particularly if they are causing a toothache.

When other conservative therapies, such as cleanings fail, affected wisdom teeth can cause persistent gum illnesses, and they may need to be extracted.

If the natural teeth are crowded, healthy teeth can be removed to allow the remaining teeth to be aligned in orthodontics.

Our professionals at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery will help you relieve your dentin discomfort via an extraction.

Tooth Extraction Procedures

Depending on the type of tooth extracted, extractions can be classified as non-surgical or surgical, among other factors.

General Extraction

A dentist performs a simple tooth extraction, a relatively immediate outpatient treatment with local anesthesia. These extractions are simple procedures that entail the expulsion of noticeable teeth.

Before commencing the procedure, the dentist will take x-rays of the tooth and prescribe antibiotics.

After numbing the extraction site, the dentist uses an elevator to dislodge the tooth before removing it with dental forceps.

Surgical Extraction

Surgical excision is a more involved and complex procedure for removing a tooth that has cracked under the gum line, is impacted, or has not yet emerged from underneath the gums.

A local, IV, general, or combination of either anesthesia may be used during a surgical extraction.

An oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gum line. Before your tooth can be extracted, they may be required to excise the bone around it or cut it.

After the removal, the surgeon will stop any sedation flow, and you will gradually pull out of anesthesia.

Chewing down on a sanitary gauze pad placed over the alveolus socket will apply sturdy pressure on the wound site. Usually, this is enough to cease any bleeding and enhance the development of a blood clot at the tooth alveolus base.

Any bleeding can come from soft tissues, such as gingiva, or hard tissue, such as the alveolar ridge socket.

Suturing the wound (stitching) and applying chemical agents like tranexamic acid can help control the bleeding of soft tissues.

Hemostatic gauze bandages and osseous wax can be used to stop bone bleeding.

Following an Extraction Procedure

Your surgeon or dentist will give you specific aftercare guidelines, but for the first 24 hours after the extraction, you should avoid smoking, vigorously rinsing your mouth, or cleaning the teeth near the treated area.

Following tooth removal, you should expect some pain and soreness.

In certain instances, your dentist will suggest or recommend a pain reliever. Applying a cold pack to the cheek may help to reduce swelling.

Limit intense exercise, stay away from hot liquids, and don't sip using a straw. Pain and discomfort should subside in two to three days under normal conditions.

Contact your dental professional or oral surgeon right away if you have persistent or intense pain, soreness, bleeding, or a fever.

Tooth extraction services in Steele Creek NC

Do you need an extraction? Visit our Steele Creek office or reach us at (980) 332-7990 to schedule a consultation!

Our office is proud to also offer dental implants, cosmetic services, and Botox!


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Charlotte, NC 28210


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Gastonia, NC 28054

Steele Creek

10935 Winds Crossing Dr, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28273

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