Tooth Extractions in Rockville, MD
While Dr. Sarkarzadeh will attempt to preserve as much of the natural smile as possible, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to restore a patient’s optimal oral health. Tooth extractions prevent overcrowding and remove a severely damaged or decayed tooth or impacted wisdom teeth.
If a tooth extraction is necessary to restore a patient’s oral health, Dr. Sarkarzadeh works with Dr. Farzin to provide complete dental implant services. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth and provide patients with long-term oral health benefits and long-term bite stability.
Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh is a highly trained and experienced dentist, having served the Rockville, MD area for over 23 years. He provides comprehensive and personalized dental care for patients of all ages in our family-friendly, patient-focused dentist office.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth removal is typically for patients in their late teens or early 20s when their third molars appear. The roots of the wisdom teeth continue to grow as the person ages, making it harder for the dentist to remove them. This is why it has become common practice to extract them at this age when recovery is much faster.
It is unlikely that this set of teeth will erupt into a functional position and usually cause more harm than good. Wisdom teeth are hard to reach when brushing and most likely lead to decay or gum disease. Most young adults need wisdom tooth removal simply because they cause overcrowding. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge and can often cause other teeth to shift. We remove impacted wisdom teeth to avoid bite complications later on.
Most patients will not experience any uncomfortable symptoms but removing wisdom teeth is necessary to avoid inevitable complications. There is a chance a patient may experience painful swelling, limited jaw movement, and pain while chewing. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause a great deal of pain. Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh routinely removes wisdom teeth, a procedure he performs from the comfort of our dentist’s office.
Tooth Extractions: What to Expect
Tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure performed in one visit in our Rockville, MD dentist office. Extraction is usually more comfortable than a patient anticipates, and they experience little to no discomfort during their treatment. Some patients may even feel relief. Removing an infected tooth eliminates pain and pressure from the infection.
After tooth extraction, there’s a small hole in the socket where the bottom part of the tooth used to be. Our dental care team will ensure that all patients understand appropriate aftercare procedures to minimize swelling, discomfort, and excess bleeding.
We recommend you avoid smoking, sucking on a straw, consuming alcohol, and brushing your teeth at the extraction site until healed. Patients typically recover within a few days of treatment without complication. However, if you experience excessive bleeding or pain, be sure to contact our Rockville, MD dentist office right away.
Tooth Extractions FAQs
What can you expect after the procedure?
After a tooth extraction procedure, patients can expect to feel tired and groggy while the anesthesia wears off. Expect bleeding for up to 24 hours after the procedure. The blood clot forms and protects the exposed gum in the extraction area. If patients experience any infection symptoms, redness, discharge, vomiting, shortness of breath, or excessive coughing post 24 hours after the procedure, they should contact their dentist.
What can you do to speed up gum healing time?
After tooth extraction, pain occurs in the surrounding area. Inflammation occurs around the mouth and jaw. There are many ways to speed up the recovery process so that patients feel back to normal and comfortable as soon as possible after the procedure.
Some ways to expedite your recovery are alternating between hot and cold packs on the inflamed area, using a saltwater rinse, and taking anti-inflammatory and pain-reveling medication (as recommended by your dentist). Restrict your diet to soft foods for the first few days after the procedure. These restrictions boost your recovery and give your gums time to heal without being impacted by chewy or hard foods.
Do teeth extractions hurt?
We typically sedate patients for teeth extractions unless a patient specifically asks not to be sedated. Sedation makes the procedure as comfortable as possible for patients. Tooth roots connect to nerves. Without sedation, this is a very uncomfortable experience. After the procedure and after the sedation has worn off, patients may feel pain in their jaw and gum where the tooth was removed. This should only last a couple of days after the procedure.