Teeth Extractions Rochester NY
If your tooth is severely infected or if it takes up room that your other teeth need, talk to Dr. Skeels about teeth extractions in Rochester, NY.
In the case of an infected tooth, Dr. Skeels may be able to remove the infection through root canal therapy. However, if the infection is too severe, the doctor might recommend tooth extraction.
On the other hand, if your teeth are overly crowded, Dr. Skeels may remove teeth to make it possible for you to get braces.
The Tooth Extraction Process
If you come for teeth extractions at our Rochester, NY office, you can expect the following:
- Dr. Skeels' team numbs the tooth area, and may give you anesthesia, depending on the procedure.
- If the tooth is impacted, Dr. Skeels cuts the gum and tissue around it. He uses forceps to loosen and remove the tooth.
- Dr. Skeels puts a gauze pad on your socket to stop any bleeding. He may stitch the gum closed as well.
After the procedure, you'll need afewdays to recover. You should:
- Bite down on the gauze pad and leave it therefor several hours. Change it if needed.
- Take a painkiller.
- Ice the swollen area.
- Eat soft foods.
- Avoid brushing the extraction area.
For the first 24 hours, you should avoid physical activity. You should also avoid rinsing and spitting, as these actions could dislodge the clot and cause bleeding. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with ½ tsp salt and 8 oz warm water.
Call for an Appointment
If you believe your tooth is infected, meet with Dr. Skeels in Rochester, NY. Teeth extractions can provide the relief you are looking for. Talk with Dr. Skeels about your options, especially if you have overcrowded or loose teeth.
Prevent further dental problems with a tooth extraction. Call (585) 467-7000 for an appointment.