COVID-19 Alert:
Dear patients,

Due to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and the recommendations by the ADA and CDC, our offices will be open for non-elective procedures only until April 20th. 

If you are having a dental emergency, do not hesitate to give us a call at (732) 495-4444 or email us at [email protected]

Stay safe!

Sincerely,
Dr. Sukumar and the Middletown Dental Staff
 
Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

Will my tooth extraction hurt?

Many people who need to have a tooth extracted are anxious about the pain. It’s normal to feel nervous and apprehensive about your upcoming tooth extraction

In most cases, however, tooth extractions are not at all painful. 

Anesthesia During Extraction

When our Middletown, NJ dentists have to extract one or more teeth, they always make sure that you are comfortable and completely numb before they begin the procedure. Our dental office will use local anesthesia to numb the area, which means your tooth, gums, and the surrounding section of your mouth will go numb in only a few minutes. If you need multiple teeth removed, or if the teeth are in a tricky spot within your mouth, we may use general anesthesia so that you are asleep during the extractions.

During your tooth extraction, you will feel sensations of pressure. You should not, however, feel any pain. If you begin to feel pain at any point during your procedure, please let Dr. Sukumar or Dr. Conti know right away, and our treatment team can adjust your anesthesia. 

Post-Op Pain

You will most likely experience some soreness and tenderness after your tooth extraction. It’s normal for your mouth to be sore and swollen after you have teeth removed. You can expect small, residual bleeding around the extraction site for a day or two. After your tooth extraction at our Middletown, NJ dental office, it’s best to take it easy for a few days and to stick to a liquid or soft diet. Our dental office will supply you with gauze and any necessary prescriptions for painkillers. 

If you have concerns about your recovery or if you experience severe pain or bleeding after your tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to call our team right away!

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