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Tooth Extractions

Dental extractions refer to the tooth being removed from its place in the bone. When patients have teeth that are damaged or decayed beyond the ability to save them, or the teeth are far too crowded to properly fit in the jaw, the dentist extracts the teeth that are causing these problems.

Fortunately, due to the advancements in the dental industry, tooth extraction procedures are far less painful than what you may think. More often, patients who are in need of their tooth to be pulled, experience little to no discomfort at all.


General Tooth Extraction Process

At first, the dentist will numb the area of your tooth, gums, and jaw bone with local anesthetic. During the tooth extraction process you can feel a bit of pressure while the dentists completes the extraction process.

A tooth extraction should not be painful, if you are experiencing pain during the procedure, you should let the dentist know so the proper adjustments are made.

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Tooth Extraction Healing

Patients with extracted teeth typically need an antibiotic and take precautionary measures to ensure no infection occurs. We generally recommend you avoid smoking, intense brushing, and drinking liquids through a straw during the early stages of the healing process. To get relief from any discomfort or pain you may have, you could use a cold compress to the area of the cheek near the extraction area to reduce swelling and promote faster healing.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

There are various reasons we remove wisdom teeth. It is commonly known that wisdom teeth do not serve a purpose and can more often than not be more harmful to us.
Most Common Reasons For Removing Wisdom Teeth Include:
Tooth Extractions FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended that you rest for 48-72 hours after a tooth extraction. The soft tissue around the extracted tooth will take about 3-4 weeks to heal.
Getting your tooth pulled can hurt. However, your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the area during the procedure to eliminate the pain. After your procedure, you can take over-the-counter pain medication to help with the pain.
DO let yourself rest and use an ice pack to manage any swelling. DON’T take aspirin, smoke, eat solids after the procedure, and do not poke into the gap of the tooth extraction.
It is true that having your tooth pulled is safe. However, harmful bacteria can get into the area. Therefore, it is important to take the matter seriously to avoid any complications. If you have a high-risk condition, you may need antibiotics before and after your tooth extraction.
After your tooth extraction, you should stick to eating liquids and soft foods. At first, to ease the comfort of your mouth you can eat cool foods such as Jell-O, ice cream, or pudding.

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Contact Smile Obsession if you are in need of a dental extraction in Wheaton or surrounding areas. Call our dental office today or book your appointment online!

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