Dr. Reeder has vast experience removing teeth of all kinds, including 3rd molars, or “wisdom teeth.” There are many situations that call for the removal of a tooth or teeth. These include infection, bad positioning, an unhealthy, non-restorable tooth, or for orthodontic reasons. Most people universally consider it bad news to hear they need a tooth out. Dr. Reeder is highly compassionate and gentle in all of his dental treatment, but is keenly aware of the apprehension most people face with oral surgery. We will do everything possible to make it a comfortable experience for you, should the need arise to remove teeth.
Other oral surgery services include reshaping of jawbones to accept dentures, soft-tissue changes, bone grafting, and implant placement. We offer a procedure in conjunction with oral surgery treatment, called L-PRF, which uses a patient’s own blood products to fast-forward healing and augment grafting and implant procedures. Schedule a consultation today if you feel you may need our help with any of these concerns.
Here are some tips to follow to make recovery easier:
- Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
- Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If you experience swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call your dentist right away. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don’t clean the teeth next to where the tooth was removed.