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Tooth Extraction Medford, MA

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction are performed for a variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove tooth decay,

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Tooth extraction is the removal of a decayed, injured or impacted tooth from its bone socket. At GIO Dental, we do everything possible to save teeth and avoid tooth extractions. However, it may be required to remove a tooth if it has become severely impacted or injured or extremely decayed. We perform this with great care and with a  , as we work hard to minimize your discomfort throughout the procedure.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Here are some of the most common conditions that may require tooth extraction:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth

  • Trauma or disease that can’t be repaired by either root canal treatment or dental crown

  • Serious infection that has caused significant tooth and bone structure damage

  • Severe tooth decay that has caused damage that is impossible to repair

  • Crowding caused by excessive number of teeth

  • Impacted wisdom teeth

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Tooth Extraction Procedure

The first step is conducting a radiographic examination (x-ray) to evaluate the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the bone surrounding it. The method in which your dentist or oral surgeon at GIO Dental will extract your tooth depends on the tooth’s shape, position, and overall integrity. Before the extraction, a general anesthetic will be administered to numb the teeth and the surrounding area.  Extractions are usually simple and straightforward, however, depending on your tooth’s position, the dentist may have to extract a tooth in pieces.

Extra measures are taken to ensure that the surrounding healthy gums and bones are not damaged during the extraction. In some cases, a little amount of lab-processed bone-grating material is set into the bone socket to help keep its volume. This is typically administered when they plan on placing a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth.

Post-procedure

In order to control any bleeding, sterile gauze will be placed in the socket with applied pressure right after the extraction. If necessary, small sutures may also be needed to close the socket. It is not unusual for patients to experience mild to moderate discomfort and/or swelling following a tooth extraction. They typically fade away within a few days, with the help of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or aspirin. Your dentist at GIO dental may also prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection during the healing phase. You may also use ice packs outside your jaw and eat soft foods until the affected area starts feeling normal.

For more information about tooth extraction procedure, contact GIO Dental at (781) 777-1812 or email us at info@giodentalsl.com. You can also visit our Contact Us page.

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Dear valued patients,

We have missed seeing you for the past couple of months! We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. As COVID-19 trends have improved and government restrictions have lifted, we are excited to reopen our doors and to welcome our patients.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for Gio Dental at Station Landing. We have been closely monitoring recommendations from valid sources including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), and the American Dental Association (ADA), and have updated our protocols accordingly.

This means you will see some changes at Gio Dental at Station Landing when it's time for your next appointment. Some of these changes include:

  • We have increased the frequency of which we sanitize all surfaces using hospital-grade disinfectants proven to kill the COVID-19 virus.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use required prior to entering the office.
  • You will be asked screening questions and receive a no-contact temperature check upon arrival to your appointment.
  • Our staff will also undergo daily temperature checks.
  • We ask that you come to your appointment individually (without any guests or children please).
  • All clients must wear a mask to their appointment to protect themselves and those around them.
  • Our staff will also be wearing PPE including masks, gloves, scrubs and / or lab coats.
  • In an effort to promote social distancing, you may notice that our waiting room offers fewer seats. In addition, we have removed magazines and other items that promote unnecessary contact.
  • We have decreased the number of appointments per day as well as increased the interval between appointments to allow for increased sanitation measures and to minimize the number of people in the office at a given time.

As always, we encourage open communication and can be reached by email or phone to address any other questions or concerns that you may have.

We appreciate your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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