Wanuck, Hier & Associates
Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists located in Jupiter, FL
When the time comes and you need a tooth extraction to protect your smile and dental health, rest assured you’re in good hands at Wanuck, Hier & Associates in Jupiter, Florida. Jason Wanuck, DMD, and the dental experts can provide tooth extractions that make the procedure as efficient and comfortable as possible. The team also offers nitrous oxide, painless extractions, and safe and effective sedation dentistry to ease your mind if you have anxiety. For the expert personalized care you and your family deserve, call Wanuck, Hier & Associates, or request an appointment online today.
Extractions Q & A
What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is a dental surgical procedure to remove your tooth. You might need a tooth extraction when your tooth is badly decayed or damaged or if you have an impacted wisdom tooth.
Dr. Wanuck can usually complete most tooth extractions in about 45 minutes. You usually have some type of anesthesia.
If you’re feeling anxious about your tooth extraction, to put your mind at ease, Wanuck, Hier & Associates provides different sedation dentistry options, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The team strives to make the tooth extraction procedure as painless as possible.
Dr. Wanuck might need to remove parts of your gums or bone to properly extract your tooth.
Dr. Wanuck surgically removes your tooth, stitches the wound shut, and uses a gauze pad to soak up the bleeding.
Once the anesthesia has worn off, you can return home. Depending on the sedation, numbing, or anesthesia, you might need to have someone drive you home to ensure you’re comfortable and safe. Your stitches typically dissolve in a few days.
It typically takes around three weeks for the treated area to completely heal.
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
Dr. Wanuck might suggest a tooth extraction procedure if you have a wisdom tooth that won’t be able to grow properly. He might also suggest a tooth extraction procedure if you have crowding or trauma or if it appears that your tooth might lead to various dental issues in the future that are avoidable now.
A tooth extraction is often part of certain cosmetic dental procedures, such as treatments for gum disease or braces.
What can I expect after my tooth extraction?
After your tooth extraction, Dr. Wanuck places a gauze pack on the extraction site to reduce the bleeding. Leave the gauze in place for at least 45 minutes.
If you continue to bleed, carefully remove the gauze, and apply a fresh, damp gauze to the area. A minor amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth heals itself over time.
You should continue to brush and floss your teeth, but avoid the teeth around the healing socket, so you don’t irritate it. Avoid mouthwash for the first few days, but you can gently rinse your mouth with water.
If you have nausea or vomiting, severe pain, increased swelling or bruising, or heavier bleeding, you should visit Wanuck, Hier & Associates for medical attention as soon as you can. An emergency dentist is always on call and available for dental emergencies.
To inquire about tooth extractions, call Wanuck, Hier & Associates, or request an appointment online today.