Tooth Removal in Our Boston Dental Office
If a patient is in pain and requires an extraction, Dr. Brito will try his best to get the patient out of pain as soon as possible. Sometimes that means giving antibiotics and pain medication and returning for an extraction, but our main goal is to remove the source of the infection, which is the tooth.
There are many reasons why dental extractions are indicated:
- Broken teeth, split teeth, fractured teeth, or teeth affected by tooth decay and cavities that can not be restored.
- Advanced periodontitis, cysts, complicated sinusitis.
- Teeth that are poorly positioned or incorrectly oriented and cannot be fixed with orthodontic treatment.
- Impacted teeth.
- Tooth extraction for orthodontic purposes.
Dr. Brito has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses on extractions. He has extracted thousands of teeth successfully and painlessly.
Dental Extraction Procedure
The extraction procedure includes giving local anesthetic like novocaine, gently removing the tooth, and having the patient leave in good condition. Post-extraction instructions will be given after the extraction, including: no smoking, no alcohol, no spitting, no straws, limiting physical exercise, avoiding hot and hard food, and soft diet for a couple days. If a patient does not follow these post extraction instructions they might get dry socket which can be more painful than the original tooth pain!
In some cases, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or anti-anxiety medication can be given to high anxiety patients in order to make the treatment more comfortable.
Call Dr. Brito today: (617) 766-8496.