Extractions (Oral Surgery)
There are a variety of reasons why people require dental extractions. Sometimes it’s related to an infected tooth, pain, or even for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Lingo provides comfortable extraction services thanks to local anesthesia as well as our sedation options if needed.
Types of Extraction Procedures Dr. Lingo Offers Include:
Simple ExtractionsA simple extraction is a straightforward procedure that does not require any surgical procedures. The area around the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic and the tooth is gently rocked back and forth until it becomes dislodged and is easily removed.
These extractions are a little more involved, as the tooth may be partially or fully unerupted. It is necessary to reflect the gum tissue and possibly adjust the bone around the area as well.
Recovery Following Your Extraction
Following your home care instructions will speed up your recovery and help reduce the risk of complications like dry socket. It will take up to 2 weeks for the extraction site to completely heal, so be sure to avoid things like smoking or drinking through a straw, which can interfere with the healing process. The first few days will need to be restricted to a soft diet like ice cream, yogurt, or eggs. We’ll provide you with a set of written instructions following your procedure so that you’ll know what to expect!
Following surgical procedures, patients routinely receive a phone call from Dr. Lingo that evening to check on their welfare and answer any questions or concerns