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Dental Extractions

Wisdom tooth impacted diagram Our family dentistry focuses on saving teeth. However, in some cases, dental extractions are unavoidable or even recommended, like in many wisdom teeth cases. When treating extractions, we focus on patient satisfaction and provide you with the comfort you deserve. Our dentist, Dr. Duhon, and his well-trained staff are here for you.

Our Dental Extraction Process

First, our dentist will numb the target area with a local anesthetic. Then, he will use the appropriate dental tools to carefully remove the patient's tooth and extract it from its socket.

The area around the extraction will be adequately disinfected, and surgical gauze may be applied to control any bleeding. In some cases, surgically removing the tooth might be required if the tooth is impacted or hard to reach.

Surgical extractions typically involve making small incisions into the patient's gums to create a flap. Dental tools are used to remove the impacted or troublesome tooth from its socket. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, the tooth may be extracted whole or in smaller pieces.

Once the procedure is complete, the affected area will be thoroughly disinfected and properly sutured to complete the surgical extraction process.

Post-Op Extraction Instructions

We expect our patients to recover reasonably quickly after dental extraction treatment. Most of our patients are ready to begin their everyday lives a few hours after an extraction. However, the healing process takes longer for the more complex surgical cases, and it may be a day or two before you feel better.

For surgical extractions, we request a driver is set up to take the patient home as the anesthesia or other medications wear off.

We recommend an aggressive cleaning schedule after every meal during the healing period. In addition, our dentist will instruct you on how to brush your teeth carefully while taking great care to avoid or limit brushing in the surgical area. Additional instruction may be given for surgical extractions as gauze, salt water washes, and other care may be required. 

Contact our dental clinic today to schedule your appointment for dental extractions! There is a great dentist near you - Lake Charles, LA. Also, if you have questions about our other dental services, please do not hesitate to ask.

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