A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth that has been affected by decay, disease, infection. Periodontists specialize in the treatment of periodontal disease and tooth replacement. By having a periodontist perform the procedure, you will have the benefit of having your dental health restored and your missing tooth replaced.
The actual procedure is typically fast. The procedure can be performed under typical dental freezing or asleep for your comfort so you are at ease and do not experience any discomfort. After the tooth or teeth are extracted a bone graft may be recommended to maintain the volume of bone during healing. You will not experience pain during the procedure, but you may feel pressure. Learn more about tooth extractions by contacting Lenga Perio for your consultation.
Some soreness may be experienced after the procedure and can be managed by taking an anti-inflammatory medication or mild pain reliever, accompanied with an ice pack. You should maintain a diet of soft, cool foods and keep physical activity light during the first few days of your recovery.