Even with today's technology and medical research, teeth extraction are still an unnerving procedure. That’s why Dr. Cynthia Wong of Orland Park, IL, offers a form of extraction known as Teeth Sectioning. This requires less force and recovery time. The tooth is broken into multiple sections for removal. This makes it quicker and easier. Contact our office to learn more.
Teeth sectioning is recommended for a few different reasons. Difficult teeth can’t be extracted normally. They might be multi-rooted or unique in some way. Impacted wisdom teeth often require sectioning, due to their larger nature. Lastly, it’s most often used for pediatric extraction. It uses less force while being less intimidating.
Dr. Wong begins by applying a local anesthetic to the tooth. She then cuts the pulp and nerve tissue. A dental drill then sections the tooth. Water is continually flushed throughout the area to clean out bone chips and fragments. The sectioned pieces are removed. Finally, stitches close up the wound.
Minimal amounts of pain are felt during the procedure due to the local anesthetic. Your Orland Park dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions. These should be followed to avoid infection or loosening stitches. Make sure to avoid harder foods while you recover. Manage your pain levels with a prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.
If you or a loved one are in need of a tooth extraction and are interested in our teeth sectioning procedure, contact Dr. Cynthia Wong. We are located in Orland Park, IL. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 708-444-8341.