What Is a Tooth Extraction?
As a full-service dental practice in Groton, Connecticut (CT), the staff and dentists of Contemporary Dentistry specialize in tooth extractions.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth that is non-restorative. Tooth extractions are preformed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are also routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Tooth Extraction Treatment & Care
If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was through the formation of a blood clot.
Tips To Follow To Make Recovery Easier
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If you experience swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call your dentist right away. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don’t clean the teeth next to where the tooth was removed.
Our Groton, CT dentists and hygienists provide private dental care offices for consultations to make you feel comfortable, as well as cable television while being treated. Any anxiety one might experience simply melts away at Contemporary Dentistry.
Our high tech technology is state-of-the-art and constantly being upgraded. And we take great care in making sure our Groton, CT dental practice is sterile, clean and comfortable.
Come experience Contemporary Dentistry and you will see that our Groton, CT dentists and staff offer state-of-the-art, quality dental care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Groton CT, Ledyard CT, New London CT, Waterford CT, East Lyme CT, Niantic CT, Old Lyme CT, Mystic CT, Montville CT, Stonington CT, North Stonington CT, Salem CT, Voluntown CT, Sprague CT, Preston CT, Norwich CT, Lisbon CT, Griswold CT, Franklin CT and Bozrah CT.