Tooth Extractions | Mesa Arizona
Our team of highly trained professionals at Monahan Dentistry and Implant Center is dedicated to ensuring that every patient receives the best possible care during their tooth extraction procedure. We use the latest technology and techniques in our Mesa dental office to minimize discomfort and maximize efficiency, so you can get back to your daily routine as quickly as possible.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted, including decay, infection, damage, or overcrowding. Extractions may also be necessary in preparation for other dental procedures, such as orthodontic treatment or denture placement.
Types of Tooth Extractions
There are two main types of tooth extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible above the gum line and can typically be completed in one appointment. Surgical extractions, on the other hand, are more complex and involve the removal of teeth that are impacted, partially erupted, or located beneath the gum line. These types of extractions may require multiple appointments and a longer recovery time.
Preparing for a Tooth Extraction
Before your tooth extraction procedure, Dr. Monahan will perform a thorough examination and may take x-rays to assess the condition of your tooth and surrounding bone. Depending on your individual case, you may be given local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.
During the Tooth Extraction Procedure
During the tooth extraction procedure, your dentist will use specialized tools to gently loosen and remove the tooth from its socket. Depending on the type of extraction, stitches may be necessary to close the incision and promote healing.
After the Tooth Extraction Procedure
After your tooth extraction, it is important to follow your dentist's post-operative instructions to promote proper healing and minimize discomfort. This may include avoiding hard or crunchy foods, using ice packs to reduce swelling, and taking pain medication as directed. Your dentist will also schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing and ensure that any stitches are removed at the appropriate time.
At Monahan Dentistry and Implant Centerl, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and the best possible outcomes. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced and compassionate dental care professionals.