Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Extractions (Wisdom Teeth)

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At Middletown Dental, we want you to be an active participant in achieving and maintaining your oral health, and we understand that you may have questions about your treatment. We welcome your questions, and we’ve included answers here to some of the questions we hear most. If you find that your question isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact our office.

Extractions (Wisdom Teeth)

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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