Do you have an impacted wisdom tooth? Are you experiencing severe tooth pain? Dr. Paul Karpovich provides tooth extractions as a general dental treatment for his patients in Timonium, MD. Tooth extractions are needed when patients have damaged or decayed teeth. If patients have wisdom teeth coming in, they may need to be removed to prevent impaction.
If damaged or infected teeth are removed, they need to be replaced with dental implants. We will refer you to a specialist for implant surgery, however, we can provide the dental crown. Addressing missing teeth prevents gum disease, tooth cavities, and further tooth loss. Restoring the dental structure also prevents facial sagging and speech problems. Wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced; their sockets will close up after extraction.
Tooth Extractions in Timonium, MD
To begin tooth extraction treatment, Dr. Karpovich will numb the area to minimize discomfort. He may also use sedation or localized anesthesia for the patient’s comfort during the procedure. Then, Dr. Karpovich will loosen and pull the tooth. After the tooth is extracted, the socket is packed with gauze. It is normal for the socket to bleed for 30 t0 60 minutes after extraction.
Avoid smoking or drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours after your extraction as this may impact the healing process. For any pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or ice to the side of your face. We will prescribe pain medication for you as needed. Brush and floss gently, avoiding the socket.
What is a Dry Socket?
A dry socket is a condition that may develop after a tooth is extracted. It happens when your blood clot dislodges before the socket can fully heal. This condition can delay your healing and cause sudden, intense pain. Please call us if you are concerned that you may have a dry socket so we can help alleviate your pain and provide the appropriate treatment.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have severely infected or damaged teeth? Call Dr. Karpovich if you require dental extraction treatment. Contact his Timonium dental office at (410) 221-3085. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Karpovich online.