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Incision and Drainage in Atlanta & Suwanee, Georgia

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we understand that dental and oral health issues can be uncomfortable and even painful. That’s why we offer incision and drainage procedures to quickly and effectively relieve pressure and pain caused by abscesses, boils, and infected paranasal sinuses.

Consult with one of our dentists today.

What Are Incision and Drainage?

Incision and drainage procedures are minor surgeries that require a small incision to release the pus or pressure that has built up under the skin. This condition can be caused by various factors, including bacterial infections, trauma, or foreign objects. By releasing the pressure, incision and drainage can offer immediate relief from pain and discomfort.
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When Are Incision and Drainage Necessary?

Your dentist may advice incision or drainage if you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to the following:
  • Abscesses
    These are pockets of pus that form when the body’s immune system fights off infection. They can occur anywhere on the body, but are especially common in the mouth and gums. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and redness.
  • Boils
    These are similar to abscesses and are caused by bacterial infections of the hair follicles. They can be quite painful.
  • Infected Paranasal Sinuses
    These are sinuses located in the bones surrounding the nose that can become infected due to allergies, colds, or other factors. Symptoms may include facial pain, headache, and fever.
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Our Incision and Drainage Procedure

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, our highly trained oral surgeons and dentists will perform the incision and drainage procedure in a sterile and comfortable environment. After applying local anesthesia to the affected area, they will make a small incision to release the pus or pressure. Once the pressure is relieved, the area will be cleaned and dressed with sterile bandages.

What to Do After an Incision and Drainage Procedure?

After an incision and drainage procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling, but over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs can help alleviate these symptoms. Keeping the area clean and dry is crucial, and it’s important to follow any instructions provided by your dentist or oral surgeon. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a day or two.

Why Choose Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics?

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible. Our experienced oral surgeons and dentists use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that each procedure is safe, effective, and comfortable. We also provide personalized care and attention to each of our patients, so you can feel confident that you are in good hands.

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Get Relief with Incision and Drainage: Trust the Experts at Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics

Incision and drainage may sound like intimidating procedures, but they are actually simple and effective ways to alleviate pain and prevent further infection. With the skilled professionals at Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, you can feel confident that you are in good hands.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how incision and drainage can help you feel better quickly.

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