Did You Know?
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a substance taken from your own blood that helps to promote healing. When applied after a tooth extraction, PRF helps to stimulate the healing process and acts as a bioactive band-aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a tooth extraction?
There are several reasons why you could need a tooth extraction. The most common cause of tooth extractions is severe tooth decay and cavities. However, many patients also undergo extractions for impacted teeth – particularly wisdom teeth. Other causes for extraction include advanced periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and teeth that are severely malformed. However, many circumstances that require extraction are unavoidable, and some could be prevented with regular visits to the dentist for exams and cleanings. However, only your dentist can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. To determine if an extraction is needed, schedule an appointment with our office today.
What should I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?
You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction.
What type of post-treatment care will I need to follow?
You will be instructed to avoid certain foods and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. Finally, you may be advised to avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as doing so may delay the healing process and cause a condition known as ‘dry socket.’