An extraction is a procedure used in order to remove the tooth from the mouth. This procedure is typically only utilized if the tooth is damaged beyond repair and all other forms of treatment have been exhausted. Reasons for needing an extraction include:
Severe tooth decay or infection
Advanced gum disease
A tooth is blocking other teeth from coming in
To make room for other teeth in orthodontic work
Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in
What to expect
Dr. Peyser will administer an anesthetic to the area in order to numb it and reduce discomfort. You should only feel pressure during the extraction, and never any pain. Typically, Dr. Peyser is able to remove the tooth within just a few minutes.
Immediately after the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and a patch of gauze will be placed in the affected area. The area may bleed minimally for the next 24 hours or so and taper off after that. Follow our below post-op instructions and talk to Dr. Peyser before the extraction if you have any further questions.
Click Here to review and/or print our Post-Op tooth extraction instructions