While there are many restoration and cosmetic procedures that can be performed to save damaged or diseased teeth, it is still sometimes necessary to extract (remove) one or more teeth to ensure health, comfort and appearance.
Extraction is most often a relatively simple and brief procedure. Doctor McFarland will first completely numb the area, starting with swabbing a topical anesthetic on the area to dull feeling before the injections, which are done in stage to ensure maximum patient comfort. The doctor will then take any other steps necessary to ensure your comfort during the extraction procedure. After an extraction, it is very important that the affected area is kept clean, and is not aggravated with tooth brush bristles, floss or even enthusiastic rinsing. Doctor McFarland will advise you regarding the proper care of the affected area, and perhaps even prescribe an appropriate analgesic to help you manage any pain.
Some bleeding is to be expected after any extraction. An ice pack on the face can relieve any temporary swelling. Initial healing will occur in just a few days. Over time, the bone which held the tooth’s roots will fill back in and the gums will take on their final profile.
Doctor McFarland does not perform most types of oral surgery at his dentist offices on Main Street in Miles City. Many oral surgeries call for the expertise, equipment, staff and facilities of surgeons who have been specially trained in dental surgery. A Referral from Doctor McFarland will initiate the process of his patients receiving the very best care from the oral surgeons he recommends. Doctor McFarland’s referral will ensure proper attention to the problem and ensure maximum patient comfort, health and well-being. Doctor McFarland and his staff will assist you with all the arrangements necessary for your oral surgery, which can be performed at the new dental facility on Haynes Avenue in Miles City.
Doctor McFarland has been a dentist in Miles City since 1993. As the head of a full service family dental practice, Doctor McFarland performs all dental procedures including cosmetic and restoration; dentures; dental bonding; bridges; crowns; implants; veneers; teeth whitening; sealants; fluoride treatments; root canals and more. McFarland Family Dentistry also maintains its own laboratory, fabrication and x-ray facilities to ensure patients receive the very best care with as few visits as possible.