Tooth Extractions Las Vegas NV

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You and Dr. Ponce and Tender Dental & Oral Surgery may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Ponce and Tender Dental & Oral Surgery will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Extraction Process

At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

Sectioning a tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, its important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

Tender Dental & Oral Surgery

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Very good. The whole procedure was quick and painless, I did not feel a thing

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Best work done on my mouth ever

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Great. Dr. Han and Melissa, Sandra, and Dawana all work great together and made me feel so comfortable

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It was a great Dr Norton was gentle and informative Lupe was great shes very comforting. the front staff is fantastic!

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IT was a great visit everything was explained very well and there was little pain.

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it went great! so happy they are open on Saturdays! Dr was very gentle and informative front desk girls and very kind and the assistants are wonderful!!!

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it was a pleasant visit! thanks everyone for making me feel comfortable

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It was an excellent visit! very patient with me and explained everything. Very understanding and compassionate staff

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It went quicker then i expected. and was done and over with no pain or issues every one in the office was great!!

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It went very good my son was seen by Dr Norton and she was wonderful.

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It went great . Dr norton was very gentle and i did not feel a thing.

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it was a great visit. Pain free!! thanks again!!

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Excellent service as always. Friendly, polite and Dr Han was thorough and courteous!

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