Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner is proud to provide simple oral surgery in Burlington, Connecticut. Simple oral surgery includes tooth extraction, which means to have a tooth pulled. There are several reasons why our dentist may recommend tooth extraction. If a patient’s mouth is too crowded, new teeth may not be able to grow in correctly. A tooth may be pulled to make more room in the mouth. Our dentist may also recommend tooth extraction to prepare for orthodontia if your mouth is crowded. If a tooth has decay that is too severe for root canal therapy to correct, our dentist may recommend tooth extraction to prevent the spread of infection. If a patient has a compromised immune system, even the risk of infection is reason to pull a tooth. Gingivitis is a disease that attacks the tissues and bone that surround and support your teeth. If this disease has caused the loosening of one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend extraction.
After extraction, our dentist will send you home to recover. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for the next day or two. Take painkillers as she prescribed and eat soft foods on the day of extraction to lessen your discomfort.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.