Tooth Extractions in Mandeville, LA
Extractions in Mandeville, LA refer to the professional removal of a tooth from its socket. Most dental extractions are simple procedures that can be performed during a routine in-office visit with our dentist near you. If you require an extraction that is more complex, Dr. Jason Alvarez will ensure your comfort and safety during the process. To learn more about extractions or to make an appointment, contact our dental care team at Alvarez Dental.
Why Are Extractions Necessary?
Tooth preservation is a priority for patients to maintain their oral health, function, and appearance. However, occasionally a tooth requires professional removal for a patient’s overall oral health. These situations may include a stubborn baby tooth that is holding up the emergence of a permanent tooth, teeth that are overcrowding the mouth, wisdom teeth that are impacted, or preparation for orthodontic treatment.
No matter the reason for tooth extraction, it is generally a simple procedure with low risks and a quick recovery. Once the tooth is professionally removed, the patient should not engage in any strenuous activity for about a day. The patient should avoid drinking through a straw for a few days, be cautious in brushing and flossing near the healing socket, and stay away from alcohol and/or tobacco use to enhance the recovery process.
Should I Be Nervous About Extractions?
There should be no cause for nervousness in terms of dental extractions. Dr. Jason Alvarez and our entire staff will ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. For a simple extraction, the patient will have the area numbed with a local anesthetic, so they won’t feel any discomfort. Once the area is numb, our dentist near you will use professional instruments to loosen the affected tooth and remove it from the socket. More complex extractions, such as removing impacted teeth, require a different procedure and anesthesia. However, these techniques are considered routine and therefore should not be cause for nervousness.
If our dentist in Mandeville, LA has recommended treatment with extractions near you, contact Alvarez Dental for information and to schedule an appointment. We look forward to enhancing your oral health and wellness!