Surgical Extraction and Dental Implants
When you think about impacted teeth and surgical extractions, your mind probably goes to wisdom teeth, which are the most common type of extraction. However, extractions are more common than you may think and can be performed on any tooth that is impacted, not just wisdom teeth.
When a tooth is impacted, it is fully below the gumline and requires cutting into the gums to remove it. This includes teeth that need to be removed before a dental implant can be placed. In these cases, a surgical extraction is the first step in the dental implant process and is required if the tooth has not already come out on its own.
Surgical extraction is a more involved process than having a tooth pulled in a dentist’s office. It is typically performed by an oral surgeon with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation.
Your convenience matters to us at 1st Family Dental, which is why we offer extraction services in our office, so there’s no need to go to a separate oral surgeon.
Extraction Recovery and Next Steps
Similar to surgery on any other part of the body, there is usually some recovery time involved. However, it won’t take long before you are back to normal and ready to get back to work or your daily routine. A follow-up appointment is typically needed to ensure that you are healing properly after the surgery.
If more than one tooth is being extracted, we will try to do everything at once to minimize discomfort after the surgery and to ensure that you are ready to move on to the next step in the implant process.
Once the extraction is complete, you may need to bone grafting for your jaw to ensure that it’s strong enough to support your new implants. Otherwise, you should be ready for the implants within a few weeks of the extraction.
The sooner you get started with the surgical extraction, the sooner you can get your implants installed and show off your beautifully restored smile. Need an emergency tooth extraction Chicago? Call us now!
What Our Patients Say…
At 1st Family Dental, we treat you like family. You can expect to be treated by a team of well-trained, experienced, dental professionals that are here to serve you. Our goal is to restore your smile so you can get back to living and enjoying your life the way you want.
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