If you think you need a tooth extraction, contact our New Bern, NC dental office for a consultation with Dr. Stephen Hoard. The dentist will evaluate your condition and make recommendations for a full treatment plan.
In most cases, the recommended treatment is to preserve the natural teeth. There are situations, however, where a tooth extraction may be the best choice. In these cases, Dr. Hoard will design a treatment plan to remove the tooth and replace it either with a dental implant, dental bridge or denture. It is important to replace missing teeth quickly to prevent supporting bone from deteriorating and remaining teeth from shifting.
Tooth Extraction FAQ’s
Is a tooth extraction a lengthy process?
Start to finish, it can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes to extract a single tooth. should other teeth need extracting, it’s a good rule of thumb to add an additional 5-10 minutes per tooth depending on it’s location.
Is tooth extraction painful?
Not at all. Patients undergo a local anesthetic to numb all possible pain during the tooth extraction process. That being said, if you begin to experience any pain whatsoever, it’s best to let your dentist know immediately.
What can I eat after having a tooth extracted?
It’s best to stick to soft foods for the 24 hours following a tooth extraction. Dr. Patel and the team at Newbern smiles will provide you with all the necessary and recommended guidelines regarding what you should and shouldn’t eat.