Surgical Tooth Removal in Schaumburg, IL
At ImplantWide we understand that losing a tooth can be difficult, not just physically but also emotionally. The removal of a tooth otherwise known as a tooth extraction is never ideal. Dr. Greenlee and[[ClientEx:Docname2]]] will do everything they can to avoid this outcome. There are many different reasons why an extraction may become necessary, many of which may be out of your control. In either case, it is best to address the problem sooner than later.
Simple Extraction vs Surgical Extraction
The first thing you need to know is that there are two different types of extractions.
A Simple Extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure and can be achieved by simply loosing the tooth with an instrument referred to as an elevator and the pulling it from the patient’s socket with forceps.
A Surgical Extraction which are sometimes referred to as open extractions are a little more complicated and requires an incision into the gum. Sometimes, simple extractions turn into surgical extractions when a tooth shatters or is impacted. The most well-known example of this kind of extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth.
Preparing For Your Appointment
After you have scheduled an appointment with us, we will take x-rays to help determine the best course of action. If a surgical extraction is required, we will schedule an appointment and provide you with pre-surgery instructions, which you will need to review.
It is important that before you arrive that you make sure to provide us with an accurate and up to date medical history. You should notify us if you have any heart conditions, are on any medications or have a compromised immune system. We also recommend wearing comfortable clothes, little to no makeup, and leaving jewelry at home. If you are going to be administered IV sedation, make sure you have someone to drive you home after the procedure. Driving yourself home after sedation is not an option.
You should also review your aftercare instructions so as to make sure you have all that you might need for after your operation. For example soft foods, icepacks, lots of liquids and over-the-counter analgesics.
What to Expect From the Extraction Procedure
At we try to make each operation as easy as possible. Although, each patient is different, here are just a few tenants of the operation.
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