Dr. Michael C. Hattaway
Family Dentistry

1317 Central Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

PO Box 2517
Sanford, NC 27331

Phone: (919) 775-2522
Fax: (919) 774-5639
lisa_hattaway@windstream.net frontdesk_hattaway@windstream.net


A dental extraction is a surgical procedure.  Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons.  The most common reason for extracting a tooth is tooth damage due to extensive decay or breakage.

Extractions can be described as simple or surgical.  Even with the simplest of dental extractions complications can occur.   

Discomfort is expected after a tooth is removed.  It is very important to take the best possible care of yourself after a dental extraction.  Follow all of the homecare instructions given to you by the office to care for your extraction site.  Pain medications and often antibiotics are prescribed following extractions.  It is very important to take all medications as directed. 

If you have any questions following an extraction or if painful symptoms last longer than three days contact the office immediately.