Damaged or decayed teeth that cannot be corrected may need to be extracted to prevent further issues. Our dental team with Dr. Amy Kreymer is experienced in providing optimal dental care and high-quality procedures such tooth extractions. Continue reading to see exactly what you can expect from your upcoming tooth extraction.
Prior to a tooth extraction, your dentist will provide a series of x-rays in order to see what is invisible to the naked eye. This involves looking at the tooth’s structure and jaw. Your dentist will also go through your oral health history and exam any possible infections or conditions that could weaken your system and affect the healing process. Your dental team will also provide you with specific instructions to follow in the days before your extraction.
Our dentists will provide you with a local anesthetic before your procedure in order to help avoid any pain or discomfort during and after your procedure. They may provide you with a heavier form of anesthesia, such as deeper sedation for those who may suffer from anxiety.
A small level of discomfort is normal for individuals after a tooth extraction procedure. Take any prescription medications that your dentist gives you in order to avoid pain. Cold compressions can be used to relieve pain as well as swelling. If bleeding or pain remains for several days, then contact your dentist for further assistance.
If you are interested in learning more about tooth extractions or the other dental services we offer patients, then contact our dental office for more information. Call our clinic today to set up your next appointment with a member of our staff!