Once a tooth extraction has been deemed the best course of action for you, your Hoffman Estates dental specialist will set up a date and time for your tooth extraction procedure. An antibiotic may be prescribed before or after the procedure varying on a case by case basis.
At the beginning of your procedure your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthesia. Once the extraction begins you will likely feel pressure but this should not result in pain. If you do feel pain please let your dentist know right away. Once the tooth extraction is complete a blood clot where the extraction took place should start to form and your dentist will pack the site with gauze to help stop bleeding. In some cases they may place a few stitches, many times self-dissolving, to close the area.