Your dentist’s main priority is to always help restore, save, and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes tooth extraction is unavoidable.
Before the procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. Tiny incisions will be made directly into gum tissue to expose the impacted tooth. A forceps tool is typically used to grip and pull the tooth directly from the extraction site. If the impacted tooth is crowded with neighboring teeth, the tooth will be broken into pieces for efficacy.
Gauze will be placed atop the extraction site to prevent bleeding. Afterward, you may experience sore mouth and cheeks in the days following the procedure. The pain will subside within a week and you will notice mouth functionality has been restored.