If your dentist is suggesting you need a tooth extraction, chances are your tooth has been damaged beyond repair and this is the only option you may have to prevent any further oral health issues from coming up. Although the thought of this procedure may make most people nervous, at The Pampered Tooth, your Port Orange, Florida dentist will make sure you know exactly what to expect and put your mind at ease regarding the whole process.
Why Tooth Extractions Are Sometimes Necessary
Your dentist could suggest tooth extractions for several reasons. Sometimes this could be because your tooth is severely decayed or has broken in such a way that it cannot be repaired. This procedure could also be recommended because of advanced periodontal disease, which has damaged your tooth and to prevent further problems, extraction becomes necessary.
A tooth extraction may also be recommended because of overcrowded teeth, such as wisdom teeth or for baby teeth that haven’t fallen out in time. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause damage to other teeth along with bringing on jaw pain. For such instances, extraction can bring ease to your discomfort and with the help of braces, straighten out cramped teeth.
Why You Shouldn’t Delay Tooth Extractions
Prolonging or delaying the removal of a damaged or decaying tooth can bring along various risks to other healthy teeth as well as your overall oral health condition. Sometimes your fear of the procedure may cause you to unnecessary delay the process and sometimes perhaps insurance issues may be coming in the way. At The Pampered Tooth, tooth extractions with no insurance are facilitated as well so don’t hesitate to talk to us if you’re ready to have your procedure.
What Is the Extraction Process?
At the beginning of your extraction procedure, your dentist will numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums surrounding the area using a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic begins working, your dentist will start the procedure of removing the tooth. You will feel severe pressure which will be caused by rocking the tooth to widen the socket for complete extraction. You will not feel any pain during this as the anesthetic will make that whole area numb but if you do, you can inform your dentist immediately.
The Aftermath of Tooth Extraction
Once the tooth has been extracted, you will be asked to bite down on some gauze to help stop the bleeding. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after that, bite down on a cotton pad for a few more minutes and that should be enough for it to come to a halt. In case it doesn’t, you need to inform your dentist immediately. An ice pack will help you with the swelling and your dentist will give you a complete list of instructions about how to manage the pain and care for the affected area.
Our professional and experienced team at The Pampered Tooth will make sure to answer all your questions in detail and make you feel at ease during and after the extraction process. Call us now to schedule your next appointment!