Dr. Majid Mirbahaeeddin may determine it to be necessary to have a tooth extracted, if no other treatment option is available. A tooth extraction consists of a tooth being removed without major surgery by a dentist.
Now, if a tooth extraction can be avoided, it will be. The removal of any tooth can possibly lead to problems with your jaw joint or even with teeth shifting. If there is a possibly of avoiding an extraction, your
Carrollton dentist with go over any options with you.
Factors behind getting a tooth extracted include:
- Tooth severely decayed
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Broken tooth – not repairable
- Poorly positioned tooth
- Baby teeth limiting adult teeth from surfacing
The tooth extraction process:
At the time of the extraction, your professional Carrollton dentist will numb your tooth, jawbone and gums around the area with a local anesthetic.
During the course of the extraction process, you will experience lots of pressure. The pressure you will feel is because of needing to firmly rocking the tooth as a way to broaden the socket for removal.
You will feel the pressure without having pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves avoiding the feeling of pain, however the nerves that transmit pressure aren’t significantly affected.
After Tooth Extraction Home Care:
Some bleeding may take place. Place a piece of damp gauze over the empty tooth socket and bite down tightly for about 45 minutes.
Blood clots that form in the empty socket.
This is an vital part of the recovery process, and you want to be careful not to ever dislodge the clot.
NOTE: Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24-hours following the tooth extraction, and
avoid use of a straw, smoking or even hot liquids.
If swelling takes place, you can place ice on your face for about 10 minutes and off for 20 minutes. Repeat this routine as needed for up to 24 hours.
Pain and Medications
If you experience pain, you are able to use non-prescription pain relief medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
For many extractions, make certain not to chew near the extraction site. Steer clear of hot liquids and alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours.
Brushing and Cleaning
After the tooth extraction, avoid brushing the teeth around the extraction site for at least one day. After that, you can resume with gentle cleaning.