Tooth Extraction


Many patients who need teeth extracted are worried about pain or discomfort, but Dr. Greg S. Phillips uses collagen to prevent dry socket and promote comfortable healing after an extraction. Most tooth extractions at our office can be completed in just 30 to 35 minutes. Thanks to our gentle techniques, our use of collagen, and our post-operative analgesics, most patients can enjoy painless procedures and comfortable recoveries.

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Another fear that patients have when they come to my office is what happens when I extract a tooth. Okay, am I going to have pain or a dry socket after? That's one of the most common fears and one of the things I address with my patients is that we use collagen after an extraction is done, placed in the socket, as well as a suture or a stitch, and what that does is it helps prevent dry sockets so that there is no long-term discomfort after the extraction of a tooth. One of the questions I get on a daily basis, how long does it take to extract a tooth? I will tell you most dental extractions can be performed within 30 to 35 minutes in terms of a normal single extraction of a tooth. The recovery from a normal extraction of the tooth is very minimal. Most people can go back to work the next day if there are no complications in extracting the teeth, if it's just a normal extraction. However, if there is a more complicated extraction that requires sectioning of the tooth to remove the tooth, sometimes the discomfort can last a little longer. However, in our office, we make sure we provide the appropriate analgesics to make sure you're comfortable following the extraction.

Dr. Greg S. Phillips

Dr. Greg S. Phillips & Associates General Dentistry & Specialty Practice

At Dr. Greg S. Phillips & Associates, our team of dental professionals offers patients comprehensive care so that they can enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime. Dr. Phillips works alongside Dr. Celeste Love, Dr. Rachell Kalinoski, Dr. Rachell Velasco, and Dr. Amber Spurlock. He is affiliated with prestigious international and national professional organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Misch International Implant Institute
  • Louisiana Dental Association
  • New Orleans Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

To schedule an appointment at our dental office, contact us online or call (225) 869-4422.

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