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Tooth extractions in Kennesaw - what to expect

A tooth may need to be removed for several reasons. Some extractions are to make room in the mouth before orthodontic treatment. A tooth which has sustained extensive, irreparable damage may have to come out. Advanced gum disease impacts the health and stability of teeth. If this condition progresses to a point where a tooth is no longer adequately supported, it will need to be removed. We perform tooth extractions for patients in and around Kennesaw, after investigating other solutions to their dental problems.

The team at Thirty-Two Dental understands the patient’s need for peace of mind during all forms of treatment. We explain the process of tooth extraction and answer questions, before beginning treatment. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic, so all that is felt is a bit of pressure. The dentist uses a precise, gentle technique to gradually urge the tooth out, ensuring your comfort. In many cases, extractions are completed in just a few minutes. In situations where more than one tooth is being removed, treatment may take about an hour.

After a tooth has been removed, we place a gauze pad over the area. You bite down on it to transfer gentle pressure to the socket, reducing bleeding and prompting the formation of a clot. If necessary, the gauze may be changed, and then removed after just a few hours. Some soreness in the jaw may occur, due to the force used in extracting a tooth. Discomfort is easily managed with over the counter pain medication.

To promote healing at home:
  • Take a day or two to rest, putting off heightened physical activity until the socket has begun to heal.
  • Do not drink from a straw for the first day after tooth extraction.
  • Do not smoke or spit for a few days after treatment.
  • Eat foods that are cool and soft, such as yogurt or cottage cheese.
  • Rinse the mouth using only warm salt water for the first twenty-four hours. Plain water can inhibit clot formation. Rinse after eating or drinking.
Typically, healing from tooth extraction is quite uneventful, with new gum and bone tissue growing into the socket in a few weeks. When appropriate, we will discuss options for tooth replacement after an extraction.

We want you to have your best smile. Contact Thirty-Two Dental for an appointment.

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About Dr. Sean Breckley

Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.

About Dr. Lan Vo

Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
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    I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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    My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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    I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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    My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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    32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.
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