An extraction means having a tooth removed. The experienced dentists at Culp Dental have been performing tooth extraction in Rock Hill, SC for decades. Although permanent teeth are intended to last a lifetime, extraction is recommended for various reasons.
Tooth extraction is recommended for the following reasons:
A simple extraction can be accomplished from above the gum line using traditional instruments. Teeth that have straight roots and enough solid tooth structure that can be grasped with the instruments are good candidates for simple extraction.
At Culp Dental, your dentist numbs the area before the extraction to reduce pain. Afterward, a small amount of bleeding is normal and a blood clot will form at the site of the extraction. To make your recovery easier, avoid smoking and rinsing your mouth vigorously, don’t drink through a straw for 24 hours and follow our diet recommendations. Take any prescribed medications as directed. While you can brush and floss other teeth, don’t clean the teeth next to the site of the extraction. Call Culp Dental to report any swelling or excessive pain you experience.