A tooth extraction in Owings Mills, Maryland means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. Our team at Lakeside Village Dental aims to comfort you through this process and provide you with caring instruction and service.
If you need an extraction, we will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, we will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was through the formation of a blood clot. Healing may be uncomfortable to some so the appropriate medication will be prescribed during your healing period.
TIPS TO MAKE RECOVERY EASIER:
- Avoid eating sticky, crunchy, or hot foods that would dislodge or dissolve your blood clot
- Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours
We don’t want you to experience any unneeded pain or discomfort, so we gladly accept emergencies and walk-ins. Our office is equipped with nitrous oxide and appropriate premedication can be prescribed to calm any potential anxiety. If Dr. Edna Buckle or Dr. Dede Orraca-Tetteh are unable to complete a service in our office, we will refer you and coordinate all communication with our trusted specialists in the area. Please call us at 443-712-7200 if you have any questions or concerns about this procedure.