When a tooth becomes impacted and isn’t emerging correctly—or it became severely damaged—it may need to be extracted. Prior to removing a tooth, Drs. Partridge and Maxfield may provide patients with local anesthesia so the process is painless as possible.
Sometimes, stronger anesthesia may be required, as in the case of patients who are having multiple teeth removed. This stronger anesthesia, given through IV sedation, means you’ll sleep through the surgery. After removal, stitches may be required.
Recovery takes only a couple of days, and many people resume their normal activities after the quick in-office procedure.