A Helpful Guide to Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is something that almost nobody looks forward to, but most times it is necessary in order to maintain a healthy mouth. Having a tooth pulled isn't as simple as just a single pull; there are a few important things to know about the process itself, such as what is involved and what the recovery process looks like.

Is a tooth extraction in your future? It may be helpful to go through the information in this article as you prepare for your upcoming appointment.

A helpful guide to tooth extraction

Want to know what to expect from a tooth extraction? This is a helpful guide that can prepare you. Read on to find out more.

What’s involved in a tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is simply when a tooth is pulled from a person’s mouth. When a person goes to the dentist to have their tooth extracted, they can expect the following:

- The gums and surrounding area will be cleaned and examined

- The dentist will numb the gums and surrounding area to prepare for extraction

- A tooth extraction will take place once the area is completely numbed

- Any bleeding will be controlled with gauze and irrigation

After the tooth extraction takes place, there will be a couple of follow up things that a dentist will want the patient to be aware of so that the area doesn't get infected.

After tooth extraction

It’s best for the patient to take it easy after a tooth is pulled. Ice packs or cold compresses can be used to bring down any swelling or discomfort and over the counter medications can be taken to reduce inflammation or pain.

Immediately after the tooth is extracted, it is also best to avoid hard or sticky foods because the area is likely to be tender and sensitive. Adjusting to a liquid or soft-food diet will also help the area to heal quickly. Typically, the area where the extracted tooth was will heal quickly and get back to being normal. Then tooth replacement options can be considered. 

Why are these necessary

Tooth extractions are typically needed because a tooth is severely decayed, inconveniencing surrounding teeth and gums, or unable to fit within a person’s mouth. The dentist will only recommend that a tooth be pulled if it is absolutely necessary. A lot of people hate the idea of extracting a tooth, but it is important to remember that it will greatly benefit a person’s mouth.

Contact us today

Are you in need of a tooth extraction? We can help you. Having a tooth pulled can be scary but with the help of this guide, you may find some relief. It is always a good idea to talk with a dentist too, as they can provide you with further information that can help prepare you. Give us a call or stop by our office today. Our dentists are readily available to help you.

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