Safe, pain-free tooth removal in Richmond with Dr. Cichoracki.
Tooth removal is never our first dental treatment, but sometimes it is the best option for your oral health.
You need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth require extraction because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or are broken beyond repair. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
However, removing a single tooth can impact your chewing ability, jaw joint, and dental alignment. That’s why Dr. Cichoracki will also discuss options for replacing the extracted tooth.
If you think you may need tooth removal in Richmond, schedule an appointment with our dedicated dental team.
How Tooth Removal Works
At the time of extraction the doctor will numb the tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves. This stops the transference of pain without affecting the nerves that sense pressure.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Proper aftercare reduces the risk of infection and pain after tooth removal. Here are a few tips that Dr. Cichoracki recommends after tooth removal:
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