Sometimes when teeth are damaged beyond repair, surgery is simply the best option for a patient. Wisdom teeth can become impacted and when that happens, surgery is indicated so the situation doesn't have a chance to worsen. Extraction may be necessary when crowding, extensive decay or trauma are involved, and oral surgery provides the best avenue for safely removing the tooth and causing minimal disruption to the surrounding area.
Before the tooth is pulled, you will be given local anesthesia. Local anesthesia will remove any sharp pain but you will still feel pressure during the procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, it is normal to expect some discomfort or pain, and there may also be some swelling and a small amount of bleeding. If these side effects persist longer than four hours after surgery, you should contact your dentist for additional treatment.
There are some situations where infection and tooth damage are so prevalent and widespread that a tooth simply cannot be saved. When the pulp tissue is infected and inflamed, it is often beyond the state where it can be recovered, and extraction then becomes the only option. Antibiotics will not be able to reach the problem and clear it up. Severely infected teeth are often so badly affected that they become dangerous to nearby teeth, and cannot be saved.
A simple extraction is one where the tooth to be extracted is visible and above the gum line. When the tooth is somehow trapped in the jaw or impacted, it may be necessary to remove some bone or gum tissue in order to even access the tooth. In these cases, the tooth will need to be surgically removed. It is generally necessary to close the wound to the gum line with stitches afterwards.
Keep the gauze in place for two hours after surgery, and avoid doing any strenuous exercise. Don't drink through a straw for three days, and don't spit for 24 hours following surgery. Eat only soft foods and drink liquids for the first 24 hours after the extraction. Avoid hot and carbonated drinks. Apply ice packs as needed to alleviate pain and swelling. It is important to avoid smoking because this may lead to a very painful dry socket.
When you're looking for a dental clinic that performs dental extractions with the least amount of pain and discomfort, make sure to put our dental clinic at the top of your list. Your comfort and dental health are always our primary concerns, and you can expect gentle treatment every time.
For a simple extraction, you can expect to pay somewhere between $75 and $300, but if surgical extraction becomes necessary, you can expect that cost to be doubled or possibly tripled.
If you've been suffering from persistent pain , or if you need molars extracted, Middle Georgia Cosmetic Center is the place to have the procedure performed . Dr. Hayslip is both adept at tooth extractions, and at making patients feel comfortable and pain-free throughout the process. Schedule your appointment today, so you don't have to endure that discomfort a day longer than necessary!
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.