A thorough examination and discussion with Dr. Spencer is necessary to determine the best course of action. X-rays will also need to be taken to determine where the underlying issues are such as infection, impacted wisdom teeth, bone loss, etc.
Before treatment, a local anesthetic will be given at the extraction site to prevent discomfort and pain. If you have dental anxiety, dental sedation can also be provided to make you more comfortable while still being awake and able to answer questions.
During the actual extraction, the dentist will use specialized tools to gently remove the tooth from its socket after making a small cut at the gum line. Afterwards, gauze will be applied and aftercare instructions will be provided as well as antibiotics or pain medications if required.
It's incredibly important to follow the dentist's aftercare instructions and to continue appropriate at-home dental hygiene for successful tooth extraction treatment. You should continue to apply pressure on the gauze and replace it when necessary, rest, avoid drinking from a straw, and rinse your mouth with warm water and salt.