Teeth may need to be removed for a number of different reasons: extensive decay, advanced periodontal (“gum”) disease, infection, or trauma. Most patients are able to tolerate single tooth extractions very easily using local anesthesia alone. Our goal is to provide you with the very best care possible in a safe, comfortable and pain free environment. We will carefully assess the surgery needed and make the appropriate anesthesia recommendation.
You can expect mild to moderate discomfort for a few days following an extraction. There may be some swelling or bruising over the extraction site. In general, most people begin to feel better after 2 to 3 days. Please remember that we are always available after your surgery in case you have any questions or concerns.