Do you have a painful, infected tooth? Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Contact Morris Family Dentistry for immediate general dental treatment. Dr. Chad Morris provides tooth extraction procedures for patients in Zachary, LA, and the surrounding areas. He knows that some patients can neglect their oral health by not visiting the dentist on a regular basis. His dental office is a judgment-free space where patients can receive prompt care for their complex dental problems.
Dr. Morris offers dental fillings after root canals if a dental infection has reached the inside of the tooth. However, patients who have severely infected teeth may need a dental extraction if there is not enough healthy tooth enamel left to be saved. Dr. Morris ensures that dental extractions are safe and comfortable for patients. He uses anesthesia for pain-free treatment.
What Are Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions?
Dental extractions are categorized as simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth that are at and above the gum line. Teeth that have already emerged and are visible may be extracted quickly. Complex tooth extractions are needed when a tooth is fractured, or if a tooth has not erupted fully.
After an extraction, Dr. Morris will provide patients with restorative care if infected teeth have been removed and there is no chance of overcrowding. Dental implants may be used to restore single extracted teeth, while dental bridges and dentures are good options for patients with multiple extracted teeth.
Why Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?
Although not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, the majority of patients will require wisdom tooth extraction treatment. Wisdom teeth typically emerge when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. For some patients, they can feel pain behind their molars when the wisdom teeth are coming in. Dr. Morris will take x-rays and keep track of the wisdom teeth to determine when they need to be removed. Typically, there is no room left in the mouth for wisdom teeth, and they can injure the back molars once they come in. Impacted wisdom teeth, or teeth that cannot erupt correctly, need to be removed to prevent pain and injury to the molars.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
How long will it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Most people will recover in 48-72 hours and resume normal activities. However, it will depend on severe the case it. The jawbone will fully heal in a few weeks.
Is a tooth extraction painful?
Most extractions are painless. We will use local anesthetic for your comfort. However, you will feel pulling, tugging and some pressure while the dentist is loosening the tooth.
How can I quickly recover from a tooth extraction?
There are several things you can do to recover faster. Resting is the most important so that site can heal. Also, you should eat a soft food diet, avoid using straws or smoking, use ice packs, and take pain medicine. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene but avoid brushing or flossing the extraction site.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
If your infected or impacted teeth are causing pain, call Morris Family Dentistry at 225.725.7565 today. We offer a plethora of general dentistry services to improve your oral health. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Morris online.