Tooth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia or dental sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the extraction, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and the individual's healing process. In general, most patients can resume regular activities within a few days to a week after the extraction.
If dental sedation is used during your tooth extraction, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. The effects of sedation can linger for a few hours, making it unsafe for you to operate a vehicle.
The timing for dental implant placement after a tooth extraction varies depending on your individual case and the healing of the extraction site. Dr. Hickey will assess your specific situation during your consultation and discuss the best treatment plan for you.