Oral Surgery in Finneytown, OH

Most people will have oral surgery at some point in their life. There are many types of oral surgery, and tooth extraction is one of the most common. If you discover you need to have your tooth pulled, there’s no reason to panic. The caring team at Strawman Family Dentistry in Finneytown, OH, will take good care of you.

What Is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction permanent removal of a tooth from the socket. There are two types of extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. 

What Are Simple Extractions?

Simple extractions are performed on teeth above the gumline. The teeth are easily loosened and pulled out with forceps. They are the most common type of tooth extraction because it’s a quick procedure, and the healing time is usually quite fast.

What Are Surgical Extractions?

Surgical extractions are performed on teeth below the gumline and are not visible in the mouth. They require an incision to access the tooth. These extractions often require the removal of some of the surrounding jawbone and sectioning of the tooth so it can be extracted. 

Why Would I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Extractions can be performed for a variety of reasons:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Irreparable damage
  • Impacted teeth
  • Infection or disease
  • Severe decay

How Should I Take Care of My Smile After a Tooth Extraction?

  • Rest. But avoid lying flat on your back and prop your head up on a couple of pillows.
  • Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medication like ibuprofen before the anesthetic wears off. 
  • Leave the gauze in your mouth for 3-4 hours after the extraction, and change the gauze as needed.
  • Eat soft foods like soup and yogurt, or even treat yourself to ice cream. 
  • Avoid drinking from a straw, spitting, and smoking for at least 24 hours following the procedure, although waiting for one week is best. Otherwise, you risk dislodging the clot forming in the tooth's socket, interfering with healing, and resulting in a painful condition known as dry socket. 
  • Be careful when cleaning your teeth. Avoid brushing the area where your tooth was extracted. Gently rinse with tepid water instead.

What Next?

After having teeth extracted, many patients will replace the missing teeth with dental implants. Implants require sufficient jawbone to support them, so it is common to need a surgical bone graft. This simple and painless procedure rebuilds the bone and surrounding tissue so your jaw can support the implants.

Where Can I Find Oral Surgery Near Me?

If you need oral surgery, you can trust the experienced and professional team at Strawman Family Dentistry in Finneytown, OH, to provide the best care possible.

Call us at 513-521-2100 or complete this online form to schedule an appointment today!

We are here to help you get the dental care you need.