What to expect during your surgical extraction
Before performing your surgical extraction, Dr. Massaband will sedate you for comfort. Once this takes effect, special tools will be used to loosen the tooth to lift it from its socket gently. If the tooth has not erupted from the gums yet, your dentist will have to create an incision to reach the tooth and remove it. After it is extracted, the socket will be thoroughly cleaned, and, in some cases, a dental bone graft may be placed to prevent bone loss.
After the surgical extraction, it is normal to experience swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. Although every case differs, most patients feel better after a few days. Typically, you can resume your usual activities within two to three days though it may take up to several weeks for your jawbone to totally heal.