While a tooth extraction is typically the last resort for dentists, there are many reasons why it may be necessary. When a tooth becomes too badly damaged by decay or trauma, extraction is often the only way to prevent it spreading to surrounding tissues and preserve your oral health.
At Amity Gentle Dental in Amity, AR, Dr. Chester V. Clark, Jr. performs safe and effective tooth extractions using the Ӧgram System, an advanced, non-invasive method for removing teeth that minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues. Our goal is to protect the health not just of your mouth, but of your entire body.
Dr. Clark will most often recommend extraction when a tooth is too badly damaged by trauma or decay for repair. Other reasons include:
Dr. Clark will always attempt to avoid an extraction when possible. However, there are some conditions which, when left untreated, can impact surrounding teeth. In these cases, removing the affected tooth is often the only way to maintain the health of your smile.
Dr. Clark always uses the Ӧgram System for tooth extraction. Developed by a German physician, this specialized technique reduces force and minimizes trauma to the tissue surrounding the extraction site.
First, Dr. Clark will ensure you are comfortable by administering a local anesthetic. If you are concerned about the procedure, you can discuss other forms of sedation with Dr. Clark beforehand. Once you are relaxed, Dr. Clark will gently rotate the tooth to loosen it from the jawbone and stimulate the surrounding tissue. Then, he will remove the tooth from the socket. He may use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy to encourage clotting after the extraction.
While the Ӧgram System minimizes trauma, you will likely still need a few days to recover after the extraction. Most patients manage pain with over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen. Typically, bleeding will stop within 24 hours while pain and discomfort should fade within a few days.
By providing atraumatic extractions, Dr. Clark can protect the strength and integrity of your smile.
We recommend eating soft, cool foods in the days after your procedure. If you notice swelling in your face, you can apply ice packs to the affected areas. A warm compress can help if your jaw is sore or stiff. We also recommend using a warm salt water rinse to keep the area clean. However, you should not smoke, use a straw, or spit, as these actions can dislodge the blood clot and cause bleeding. Dr. Clark will provide you with more detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site after your procedure.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Clark understands the role of oral health in maintaining your whole body health. By providing atraumatic extractions, Dr. Clark can protect the strength and integrity of your smile. For more information about tooth extractions or the other procedures we perform, contact our office online or call us at (870) 342-5265 today.
439 E. Thompson St
Amity, AR 71921
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