How do I know if I need an extraction?

 Your dentist will make the decision of the health of your tooth and its restorability. 

What should I expect during my extraction procedure?

 Extractions may be done the same day as your first appointment in some cases. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medication to manage your pain afterward. 

What should I expect after my extraction procedure?

 You will be instructed to keep the surgical area clean and avoid certain foods. It is important to take all antibiotic prescriptions. To avoid a dry socket, you should avoid smoking, rinsing, and drinking through a straw. There may be sutures placed over the socket, in which case you may need to return to the office to have them removed.