We strive to help our patients retain their natural dentition for a lifetime. However, it is not always possible to do so. Various circumstances can lead to the need for one or more tooth extractions. If you ever need to have a tooth extracted, you can rest assured that we will handle the procedure with your comfort at the forefront of our minds. We may also discuss state-of-the-art tooth replacement options with you so you do not have to live with an incomplete smile.
First, we numb the tooth and the area around it. If requested, we also provide sedation. Then, we grip the tooth with forceps and gently rock it back and forth in order to break the ligaments that attach it to the surrounding bone. After the tooth is out, we use gauze to control any bleeding. After a simple tooth extraction, most patients are able to resume their normal routine of eating and drinking within a few days to a week.
Plasma Rich Platelet therapy has provided your dentist with a fantastic new tool to help your extraction site heal faster and more completely. PRP therapy is a groundbreaking process adopted in our Cambridge dental clinic that helps our patients recover quickly after tooth extractions.
Recent studies have revealed that PRP therapy gives an enormous boost to your body’s own natural healing response to any kind of soft tissue injury. When scheduling wisdom teeth extractions for patients at our dental office in Cambridge, we will also schedule you for PRP therapy. Upon completion of your tooth removal, large, concentrated amounts of your own blood platelet cells will be injected into the extraction site, where your body is already delivering a smaller number of platelets. This will enhance the healing process by initiating cell growth and stimulating stem cell repair.