Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction Procedure

When you undergo a dental extraction procedure, our lauderhill dentists will numb the area with local anesthesia. You can also receive an anti-anxiety medication or an intravenous sedative. If tooth extraction involves an impacted tooth, the tooth may break into pieces before being removed.

The extraction of the teeth is divided into two basic categories: simple and surgical. Here is what you can expect from each one:

  • Simple: A simple extraction of teeth involves the removal of a tooth that is visible in the mouth. This could mean removing a damaged or decayed tooth, or removing teeth before receiving the brakes. Our General dentists at Luxe Dental can do simple dental extractions. When you undergo simple tooth extraction, you will receive local anesthesia. In addition, some dental professionals administer anti-anxiety medications or use conscious sedation for simple cases of tooth extraction. In most cases, over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient to control pain after these procedures.
  • Surgical: The extraction of surgical teeth is an operation performed by our oral surgeon, that involves the removal of teeth that are not visible in the mouth, because they have not entered or because the tooth has broken. People with special medical conditions can receive general anesthesia when they extract teeth that require surgery. You can also receive prescription painkillers for use immediately after the surgical procedures to remove the teeth.

Tooth Extraction Healing and Recovery

After any type of tooth extraction, be sure to follow your dental professional’s instructions for oral care, including the following tips:

  • Eat Soft Foods: Keep mostly in fluids until the anesthesia is gone, and then limit your diet to soft foods for the first few days after a tooth is removed.
  • Take care of your teeth: Do not brush your teeth immediately next to the tooth extraction area on the first day after the procedure, but brush the rest of the teeth. Two days after the extraction of a tooth, return to a good oral care routine.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

Do teeth extractions hurt?
Typically, during a tooth extraction procedure, sedation is administered to the patient to make them feel relaxed and comfortable. Also, many teeth that are subjected to extraction have nerves that are dead or dying, which means that the affected tooth may not be able to send pain signals out.
What is the recovery period like?
Once the procedure is done, detailed at-home care instructions will be given to the patient. To speed up the recovery and avoid any complications, patients must follow the given at-home instructions diligently. However, do know that the recovery period varies from patient to patient.
What to Expect With Tooth Extraction

Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgeries) perform dental extractions. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be extracted. If more than one tooth is removed or if a tooth hits you, your dentist may use a strong general anesthetic. This will prevent pain throughout the body and will cause you to sleep during the procedure.

If the tooth is affected, the dentist will cut the gum and bone tissue that covers the tooth and then, with tweezers, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that they keep it in place. Sometimes, a tooth that is difficult to extract must be removed in pieces.

Once the tooth has been removed, a blood clot usually forms in the alveolus. The dentist will pack a gauze pad in the socket and have it bite to help stop the bleeding. Sometimes, the dentist will place some points, usually self-destructive, to close the edges of the gums over the extraction site.

Occasionally, the blood clot in the alveolus is detached, exposing the bone in the alveolus. This is a painful condition called dry socket. If this happens, your dentist is likely to place a sedative dressing over the socket for a few days to protect it as a new clot forms.

Will I need someone to drive me home from the doctor?

If you need someone to take you home from our surgical center after your procedure depends on the type of sedation you choose. If you only use local anesthesia, you can drive home. If you have general anesthesia or sedation, you will need a friend, relative, or loved one to help you get home and get comfortable.

What procedures will I need after my tooth removal?

The follow-up procedures depend on the reason for which a tooth was extracted and on whether the extraction was successful. If you remove a wisdom tooth or remove a tooth due to overcrowding, you may not need other procedures. However, if your teeth are removed due to trauma, decay or infection, you may consider having a dental implant, partial dentures or a bridge. Talk to your surgeon about these options.

Will I be awake during my tooth extraction? Will it hurt?

The type of anesthesia used during the extraction of your tooth will be discussed in your practice. You can receive local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your procedure and your own comfort levels. No matter what type of anesthesia you choose, your operation will be painless. While patients often report pain, swelling and tenderness after extraction, our medical team will ensure that you feel minimal discomfort with over-the-counter or prescribed pain relievers.

When is the best time to have wisdom teeth removed?

There is a debate about the optimal time to remove wisdom teeth if you do not have any problems. Doing it while you are younger, before turning 18 or 20 years old, will result in a faster recovery but, more importantly, a safer and more predictable intervention. Also, early elimination often avoids problems that may arise in the future, allowing patients to never experience the possible consequences of problematic third molars.

Another advantage of eliminating wisdom teeth preventively is to allow patients the luxury of choosing the ideal time of year to do so with the least interruption in their busy schedules. Therefore, summer is usually the most popular time for this procedure in the student population. This allows patients to recover comfortably without the additional stress and strain of school responsibilities.

How long is the recovery?

If we define recovery as the end of the symptoms of the procedure, this is approximately 7 to 10 days. The discomfort tends to disappear after the third day and the inflammation usually ends around the seventh day. Of course, the more the wound frosts in the first 48 hours, the faster the inflammation disappears!

How long do dental extractions take?
If you’re just having one tooth extracted, the entire process can be completed in 20-40 minutes. However, if you’re having multiple teeth extracted, expect to spend a little more time in our office. Each additional tooth will take another 3-15 minutes of appointment time, depending on its location.
Is it necessary to take antibiotics after tooth extraction?
Infection. Every patient has oral bacteria that could cause an infection if it enters their bloodstream. For most healthy patients, their immune system protects them from such an occurrence and antibiotics are only prescribed after dental surgery if an infection occurs as a complication.

Other Services

Porcelain Veneers

Patients who have a number of chips, cracks, stains, or gaps between teeth visible when they smile may consider Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers.

Dental Bonding
Dental Bonding is used for Cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.
Teeth Whitening
There are countless Cosmetic Whitening Products available in local stores, but these over the counter options are unable to deliver the results they promise. Our Lauderhill Dental Team offers both in-office and take-home Cosmetic Whitening solutions that brighten smiles up to ten shades.
Dental Emergency

Few things are as scary and painful as a dental emergency. When you need emergency dentistry, Dr. Mark Wilde provides that much needed service in the state-of-the-art dental facility of Luxe Family Dental in Lauderhill, FL.

Dental Bonding

The Dental Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material with adhesives and a high intensity curing light. The procedure gets its name because the materials are attached to the tooth. The joint is generally used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. 

Crown and Bridges

Crowns and dental bridges are more permanent solutions for damaged or missing teeth. They are attached to your own teeth or implants to improve the appearance, alignment or strength of your teeth. Luxe Dental Dentists can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and perform crown and bridge dental services to restore your smile and confidence.

Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Tooth Extractions

A simple extraction of teeth involves the removal of a tooth that is visible in the mouth. This could mean removing a damaged or decayed tooth, or removing teeth before receiving the brakes.

Root Canal

Inside your tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, you will find a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help the root of your tooth grow during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues that surround it.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts and their main objective is to replace any damaged teeth. It is a minimum access surgical procedure that can easily be done in our Lauderhill Dental Office where we have everything necessary and doctors with enough experience to guarantee a pain free procedure. With Dental Implants you have the option to replace one or all of your teeth.

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