A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair.
The most common reasons for tooth extractions include:
What to expect
Dr. Karan Mody will first administer anesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort and eliminate pain. During the extraction, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but will not feel any pain. Typically, Dr. Mody is able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes.
Immediately after the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and patch of gauze will be placed in the affected area. The area may bleed minimally for the next 24 hours or so and taper off after that. Follow our instructions on how often to change the gauze, and what other post-procedure steps to follow.
For more information on dental extractions, contact Dr Karan Mody at Bascom Family Dental. Call (408) 247-8001 today!
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