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Extractions Aren’t as Scary as You Think!

When a tooth is decayed, has experienced trauma, or is causing crowding in the mouth, one of our doctors may recommend an extraction. Although having a tooth removed doesn’t sound like a walk in the park, it’s really not as scary as it can be made out to be. In fact, in our dental home, we make the extraction process as smooth and comfortable as possible.

At Newtown Dentistry, the first thing children and adults see is a warm, fun, and inviting environment. We are a long-standing staple in Bucks County, serving as a trusted source for a variety of dental services—including extractions.

How the Extraction Procedure Works

Having a tooth removed does not have to be scary. Our team specializes in making kids feel safe and at ease. It’s equally important for our adult patients to feel comfortable. Part of inviting our dental family members to feel relaxed is helping them understand what happens during their procedure.

During a simple extraction, we:

  • Numb the area surrounding the extraction site (with the aid of a local anesthetic)
  • Administer nitrous oxide (laughing or giggle gas) if needed
  • Remove the tooth
  • Pack the tooth extraction area with gauze to help limit bleeding (this also helps to form a blood clot)

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

To help ensure an optimum healing process after a tooth extraction, it’s important to follow a few simple steps. Your dentist will advise you (or your child) to:

  • Abstain from rinsing the mouth vigorously
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours
  • Eat nutritious, soft foods and drink plenty of water
  • Stay away from any activities or behaviors that may interrupt the recovery process

If you would like to speak with us about extractions, schedule your appointment now. Or, call us any time at (215) 504-5437.

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