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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction

The use of a unique type of teeth extraction system by your Mount Pleasant dentist.

Our office uses advanced techniques in a majority of our dental treatments, and the tooth extraction procedure is not an exception!

The teeth extraction system and associated techniques Dr. Lucas utilizes are the most clinically effective and advanced extraction system available today. This technique eliminates the need for brute strength to achieve predictable extractions and is less traumatic than traditional extraction methods.

For the majority of our patients needing tooth/ teeth removal, the advanced and unique type of extraction system we implement provides:

  • Predictable and efficient extractions in less time than traditional conventional techniques
  • Atraumatic extractions, allows more bone surrounding the tooth to be preserved compared to traditional conventional techniques
  • Higher success in elimination of root tip fractures versus traditional methods
  • Decreased number of surgical instruments needed during tooth removal procedure
  • Higher comfort level for the patient during the procedure.

If you would like to avoid a knee in the chest during your next tooth extraction, please call Prime Dental to make an appointment at 724 547 0690.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a tooth extraction?

Only your dentist can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. However, you may be a candidate for the procedure if one or more of your teeth are decayed so severely that a filling or others restoration is not a possibility for treatment.

What should I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?

If you and your dentist decide to extract one or more teeth, you will be scheduled to return for oral surgery at a later date. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction. Depending on the nature of your extraction and other factors, such as whether your teeth are impacted, you may also be sedated or given general anesthesia during your procedure.

What type of post-treatment care will I need to follow?

Post-operative care following a tooth extraction is essential for healing and preventing complications. You will be instructed to avoid certain foods and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. Finally, you may be advised to avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as doing so may delay the healing process and cause a condition known as ‘dry socket.’