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Tooth extraction may be necessary if a tooth is damaged beyond repair.

Questions & Answers

Tooth Extractions

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When is a tooth extraction necessary?

Many cases may require tooth extraction, including:

  • Infection that damages the majority of the tooth and supporting bone structure.
  • Extreme decay that makes a restoration impossible.
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to fit correctly in the mouth.

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Is a tooth extraction painful?

The tooth extraction process begins with a local anesthetic to prevent any pain from this procedure. You may feel a slight sting from the injection. After you feel the effects of the anesthetic, you should not feel any pain during the extraction. It is common to feel pressure but not pain.

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What happens after a tooth extraction?

Following your extraction, you will need time to heal. Take a few days to rest and take care of your teeth and gums. Here are some tips to avoid discomfort:

  • Sleep at a slight incline
  • Take your recommended pain medication
  • Only eat soft foods
  • No spitting, rinsing or drinking from a straw
  • Do not touch the extraction site until instructed

Tooth Extractions

 

Our dentists and team provide tooth extractions when your teeth have sustained extensive damage. By removing your teeth from your mouth, we can prevent additional damage from occurring and begin the process of replacing your teeth to fully restore your oral health and smile. Call Dentistry and Braces Group today to schedule your appointment and learn more.