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Cumming Dentist | Cumming dental care | | Extractions




 

                Scott O. Henderson, D.M.D. • Kenneth R. Wyatt, D.M.D.
                  Deborah Porres, D.M.D. • Robert M. Joiner, D.D.S.

                               285 Elm Street, Suite 200, Cumming, GA  30040
                                 770-887-2915 (Phone)     770-887-0575 (Fax) 
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Extractions

 


When the extraction of a tooth is required....

1) An incision in the gums is made

2) The tooth is removed

3) The area is stitched up and is allowed to heal

During this time, it is important to think about a tooth replacement option.  An extracted tooth allows neighboring teeth to drift into the extraction area causing a chain reaction to all surrounding teeth. 

Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, like infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth, to removing all four wisdom teeth at once. 

You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:

  • Gelatin
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Ice Cream
  • Thin Soups
  • ...and other food you can eat without chewing.



When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly call us dentist for a follow up.