Tooth Extractions in Rockville, MD
While Dr. Sarkarzadeh will make every 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 may be used to prevent overcrowding, remove a severely damaged or decayed tooth, or remove 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, also, 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 will most likely lead to decay or gum disease. For most young adults they need to be removed simply because they cause overcrowding. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge and can often cause other teeth to shift. Impacted wisdom teeth are also removed 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 that can be performed from the comfort of our dentist’s office.
Tooth Extractions: What to Expect
Tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure and can typically be performed in one visit to our Rockville, MD dentist office. Having a tooth removed is usually more comfortable than a patient anticipates and they experience little to no discomfort during their treatment. Some patients may even feel some relief if the tooth was infected before extraction.
After the tooth has been pulled, there will be a small hole in the socket where the bottom part of the tooth used to be. Our dental care team will make sure that all patients understand appropriate aftercare procedures to minimize swelling, discomfort, and excess bleeding. We recommend that you avoid smoking, vigorously rinse your mouth out, 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 anesthesia wears off. Expect bleeding for up to 24 hours after the procedure as the blood clot forms to protect the exposed gum where the tooth was extracted from. If patients experience any infection symptoms, redness, discharge, vomiting, shortness of breath, excessive coughing post 24 hours after the procedure they should contact their dentist.
What Can You Do to Speed up Gum Healing Healing Time?
After a tooth extraction patients may feel pain around the area where the tooth was extracted, and inflammation around the mouth and jaw. There are many ways to speed up the recovery process so that patients are feeling 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 saltwater rinse, taking anti inflammatory and pain-reveling medication (as recommended by your dentist). Restricting one’s diet to soft foods for the first few days after the procedure will also boost your recovery and give your gums time to heal without being impacted by chewy or hard foods.
Do teeth extractions hurt?
Sedation is almost always used for teeth extractions unless a patient has specifically asked to not be sedated. Sedation makes the procedure as comfortable as possible for patients. The teeth being extracted will likely have roots connected to nerves. Without sedation this is a very uncomfortable experience. After the procedure and once the sedation has worn off patients may feel some pain in their jaw and gum where the tooth was removed from. This should only last a couple of days after the procedure.