Our primary focus at Complete Dental of Newton Office is preventative dental care. However, we also perform tooth extractions when necessary. We aim to help you maintain oral health and avoid extractions whenever possible. We achieve this by providing regular teeth cleanings, discussing a healthy diet with you, and treating issues like gum disease, cavities, and infections to preserve your natural teeth.
As a general dentist, we are also equipped to restore damaged teeth. If your tooth needs repair, we will work to save it whenever possible. However, there are situations where a tooth extraction may be the best option to prevent the spread of infection and alleviate discomfort. If you are experiencing dental pain or have a damaged tooth, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office at (617) 527-0217 to schedule an appointment.
During your examination, we will assess your dental condition and discuss whether your tooth can be saved or if extraction is the most appropriate. Regardless of the treatment option, we prioritize your comfort and well-being to ensure a relaxed experience.
If a tooth extraction is deemed necessary, there are various approaches that we can employ during the procedure. Firstly, we will ensure the area of your mouth is adequately numbed to prevent you from experiencing any direct discomfort. While you may feel some pressure, the numbing ensures you remain relaxed and comfortable.
For teeth that have erupted and are visible above the gumline, we can utilize dental instruments to wiggle and extract the tooth from its socket gently. Following the extraction, the area will be meticulously cleaned, and gauze will be applied to control bleeding as you recover.
Oral surgery may be necessary for removal in cases where a tooth is impacted or remains below the gumline, such as wisdom teeth. In this scenario, we typically make an incision in the gum tissue to create a flap, which provides access to the impacted tooth. Often, we can manipulate and lift the tooth from the socket. However, if bone or tissue obstructs access to the tooth, it may need to be removed first. If the tooth is particularly resistant, we may need to break it into smaller pieces for removal. After the tooth is successfully extracted, the area will be thoroughly cleansed, the flap of gum tissue will be repositioned, and sutures may be used to secure it in place. Gauze will then be applied to control any bleeding.
At Complete Dental of Newton Office, we strive to make tooth extractions as minimally invasive as possible to facilitate a shorter recovery period for our patients. After the extraction, most patients will spend an hour in our office to ensure that bleeding has sufficiently subsided and any anaesthesia is wearing off. We recommend arranging for someone to pick you up after the procedure.
Once you’re home, it’s essential to rest, and taking a nap is highly recommended. Ensure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but avoid consuming anything too hot or cold, which may lead to sensitivity during the initial recovery days. Additionally, we advise against using a straw during the first few days, as the suction could trigger bleeding in the treated area.
Recovery time can vary depending on how the extraction was performed, but typically, swelling should decrease after a few days. In our family dentist’s office, we recommend taking ibuprofen to help reduce swelling and using an ice pack or cold compress for 15-minute intervals. During the recovery period, opt for soft, nutritionally dense foods. A smoothie with vegetables, fruits, yoghurt, and protein powder is an excellent choice to maintain your nutritional needs without stressing your healing mouth. As you reintroduce solid foods, start with soft options like noodles and gradually transition to your regular diet.
While caring for your mouth post-extraction, keeping it as clean as possible is crucial. Continue brushing your surrounding teeth as usual, avoiding the surgical site. You can also rinse with a mixture of water and baking soda or use an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce the risk of infection. We may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and ensure your healing is on track.
At Complete Dental of Newton Office, we prioritize preventative care and provide assistance in emergency situations. If you experience intense discomfort in your tooth or jaw, it’s essential to reach out to us, as this could be indicative of a dental abscess or a severe infection. Similarly, if you feel pain when biting down or chewing, it may be a sign of a cavity or infection. Other symptoms such as pus or bleeding also warrant immediate attention. If you notice any of these signs, please call (617) 527-0217 and schedule an appointment with our family dentistry office right away.
If you still have your wisdom teeth, you may need to consider having them removed. We recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist office for an examination of your teeth and X-rays to determine whether wisdom teeth extraction is necessary. Wisdom teeth removal is not required for everyone and depends on factors such as available space and whether they are growing in straight or impacted. In some cases, if you’ve had braces, wisdom teeth may need to be removed to prevent them from pushing other teeth forward. The procedure for removing wisdom teeth is similar to that of any other tooth extraction, with the main difference being the timing and rationale for the procedure. At Complete Dental of Newton Office, we typically recommend wisdom teeth removal during the teenage years. General extractions are more common as people age and develop a tooth that requires removal due to a severe infection or significant damage. To determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary for you, please call (617) 527-0217 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with Dr. Rizwan Baig.
At Complete Dental of Newton, our Tooth Extraction services are performed with precision and care to address various dental issues. Whether for impacted wisdom teeth or damaged teeth beyond repair, our experienced team ensures a comfortable and efficient procedure. Trust us to help relieve dental discomfort and promote oral health through expert tooth extraction.