Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center – Arlington TX
You and Dr. Ismaili and Dr. Carmichael may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Drs. Ismaili and Carmichael will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.
After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.
It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.
Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Patient Review By Betty W
Dr Ryan Carmichael was the Best. Took his time, talked to me and the surgery went great
- Betty W
Patient Review By Betty K
He rechecked me two weeks after extraction and when he knew infection was gone, he called eye surgery to tell him infection gone so I could have eyelid surgery safely.
- Betty K
Patient Review By charles H
Outstanding service and after hours call to check if I was having any problems.
- charles H
Patient Review By Jim B
Well ran operation
- Jim B
Patient Review By Amy B
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt like Dr. Ismaili really cared about my son. Staff members called several times to check on him Post-op, which I appreciated.
- Amy B
Patient Review By Leland L L
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Patient Review By Thomas P
An excellent experience.
- Thomas P
Patient Review By Shannon L
The office staff and doctor Ismaili made this process as painless as possible. Thanks for all you do!
- Shannon L
Patient Review By Pia Walker
Excellent patient experience. I would highly recommend to my friends and family.
- Pia Walker
Patient Review By Tasneem E
We were very nervous and stressed out about getting our son's tooth removed but they made everything so easy and comfortable. And the Doctor and their staff really do take care of the patient and show concern at every step of the way. I love this place and would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully we don't have to go again but if I did in a heart beat.
- Tasneem E
Patient Review By carol a
Dr. Ismaili and his staff made dental surgery a positive experience. Their care and professionalism erased all my fears. Have already recommended Park Forest to my friends.
- carol a
Patient Review By Tonya B
Extremely good, caring staff! A painful experience made as painless as possible. Thank you!
- Tonya B
Patient Review By Jai D
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Patient Review By Renee S
Dr. Ismaili & his staff have done dental surgery on 3 of my sons, one son had two procedures for 2 different reasons & every time I’m impressed with how smoothly everything goes from initial consultation to post op check up. I am thankful for your whole team who has made this anxious momma feel at ease.
- Renee S
Patient Review By Rebecca K
I have told all my friends and co-workers that if you need any type of oral surgery, this is the place to go! I was impressed with the great attitude of the whole staff. I felt very comfortable and was treated with such kindness and concern. Misty explained the procedure very well and any questions I had, she was able to answer them. Thank you for helping me feel at ease and treating me with such care.
- Rebecca K
Patient Review By Carol L
I've had several procedures in this office, and I would not trust anyone else with my care except Dr. Ismaili and his staff.
- Carol L
Patient Review By Gay B
Absolutely the best! Relaxing atmosphere from the time you enter and then treated so well by all his staff. Dr. Ishmaili is kind , considerate and excellent in his work. I would never go any where else!
- Gay B
Patient Review By Rachel M
Professional and kind from every staff member.
- Rachel M
Patient Review By DEBORAH S
Staff are all very welcoming, friendly and professional. Dr. Ismaili is not only an amazing surgeon but makes his patients comfortable and safe. Wish he was also a GP, I would definitely see him for all my medical/dental needs
- DEBORAH S
Patient Review By Lisa M
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