Tooth Extractions

An extraction is a procedure in which the tooth is removed entirely from the mouth. Extractions are typically only performed if the tooth is damaged beyond repair, and all other forms of therapy have been exhausted. Reasons for extractions often include:

 

  • Severe tooth decay or infection 
  • Advanced gum disease
  • A tooth is blocking another from coming in properly
  • To create space during orthodontic work
  • Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in


What to expect

Your Port Orchard dentist will first numb the area of the tooth to reduce discomfort. During the actual procedure, you will feel the pressure of the removal, but no pain. The entire procedure usually takes only a matter of minutes.

 

Immediately following the extraction, small amounts of bleeding are normal, and gauze will be placed in the affected area. Over the next 24 hours, the bleeding should taper off. Dr. Karbassi will review guidelines for changing the gauze and dietary restrictions for you before you leave the office. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always call us right away at (360) 876-6388.

 

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