While we usually look for conservative treatment to restore your natural teeth, sometimes saving a tooth becomes impossible. At that point, we recommend tooth extractions to alleviate discomfort or infection. And, we focus more on your comfort and even offer sedation options.
When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Teeth Extraction is necessary in multiple cases that include:
- Severe decay
- While preparing dentures
- While preparing for orthodontic treatment
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Malformed teeth
- Severe gum disease.
Procedure Involved in Tooth Extraction
We thoroughly assess your oral health to ensure that only extraction is the appropriate solution for the damage during the treatment. Then, we will give you a local anesthetic that will numb the area around the tooth. Using special dental instruments, we remove the tooth. We even provide sutures to accelerate the healing process if possible. We will also provide you with aftercare advice that you can follow at home.
You might experience some discomfort after the numbness wears off. For this, we will provide you with an over-the-counter pain reliever. You can also apply an ice pack to the outside of your cheek. Also, during the first 24 hours of your procedure, we would recommend you:
- To avoid consuming alcohol or tobacco
- Consume soft foods only
- Avoid sucking from straw or spitting
- Chew from the opposite of where extraction is performed
- Drink plenty of fluids
After a day, you can resume eating any food. However, ensure that it does not give you any discomfort. The process of brushing and flossing can be done as it is performed. But, be more careful at the extraction site. You can use warm salt water to rinse your mouth two to three times a day, as it will clean the area further.
You might also witness some common complications when there is no blood clot formation in the extraction site. It is a dry socket that can happen after two to four days of extraction. In such a situation, we recommend you immediately visit us to disinfect the area and put a dressing on it. We will try to provide you with as much comfort as we can.
Select Care Dental offers pain-free tooth extraction services by our experienced doctors- Dr. Anderson and Dr.Nuttall. For more information and appointments, call us at (541) 923-7633, book online, or visit Dentist Redmond OR directly at 774 Southwest Rimrock Way, Redmond, Oregon 97756.