A tooth extraction is required when your tooth become damaged due to trauma or decay.
A dentist would recommend removing your tooth if it is impacted or if there is a severe infection that requires extraction. When your tooth becomes infected with gum disease, for example, it loosens your teeth and may require extraction.
Your dentist will recommend wisdom teeth removal if it has not fully developed or is impacted, or grown out at an angle – not straight. Extraction is also required to make room for orthodontic treatment.
Before removing your tooth, the dentist will numb the area using local anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. Your dentist will then perform a simple extraction when your tooth is visible in the mouth. He/she will loosen your tooth by gently moving it back and forth and will then extract it with dental forceps.
Surgical extraction is performed when your tooth cannot be seen in the mouth because it may not have fully erupted or is broken off. This surgical procedure involves bone removal, removing or folding gum tissue to make the tooth visible, and removing the tooth in pieces.
Your dentist will place a gauze on the extraction site to reduce bleeding and will ask you to bite it gently for 45 minutes to allow blood clotting. He will also prescribe painkillers to minimize pain and discomfort. You can apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
Do not rinse forcefully for 24 hours, avoid using a straw, drinking hot liquids, and smoking. You can rinse with warm salt water after 24 hours. After the extraction, limit your diet to soft and liquid foods – your mouth will be sore. You can brush and floss your teeth normally; just avoid the area near the extraction site.
If you have severe pain, bleeding, swelling and feel that the extraction site is not properly healed, call your dentist.
We provide quality and affordable tooth extraction and will do everything we can for a comfortable procedure. You will feel little to no pain during the teeth extraction procedure.
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