Consulting Dr. Nash will give you a clear idea about the need to go for tooth extraction. Teeth extraction can be needed for various reasons such as broken teeth, impacted teeth, severe periodontal disease, etc. There are times when a tooth is very poorly positioned in your mouth and harms the adjacent teeth. Extracting that particular tooth can be an effective way to resolve such issues with ease.
Single tooth extraction can be the reason for discomfort related to your jaw point, chewing ability, teeth shifting which in turn affects your oral health.
Here at Rose Dental Care, we make sure to offer you the best solution. In case you have to get a single tooth extracted, Dr. Nash is going to discuss the alternative methods to extractions. You will also find out about the teeth replacement options that you can go for!
The Extraction Process
The dentist generally numbs your jaw bone, gums, tooth during the extraction process. A local anesthetic is used to make sure that you do not go through immense pain.
You might feel a lot of pressure while getting your tooth extracted. The tooth is firmly rocked to widen the socket which makes the process of extraction easy.
But, even if you feel the pressure there is no chance of going through pain. The reason behind it is pretty simple. An anesthetic is used to numb the surrounding area which stops your nerves from transferring the pain. Though, the nerves that transmit pressure are not very much affected by the anesthetic used in the process.
You should let us know immediately if you are feeling pain during teeth extraction treatment.
Sectioning a tooth
Some teeth need sectioning. This is a very common process in the case of teeth that cannot be just removed with the help of regular extractions. This kind of tooth is attached very firmly to the socket and the tooth roots are curved making it difficult to be removed. So, the dentist cuts the tooth into sections and removes a single section at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
The blood clot must form after tooth extraction. It is effective in stopping the bleeding and initiate the process of healing. Bite down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the completion of the treatment. If you see that the bleeding isn’t stopping even then, bite firmly on the gauze pad for another 30 minutes. You might need to do this numerous times to stop the flow of blood.
Do not dislodge the clot for some time after it is formed. You should keep a few things in mind to avoid trouble. Never suck on the straws, drink alcohol, smoke, or brush your teeth for at least 72 hours after the extraction process. Doing all these activities might dislodge the clot and as a result, create a hindrance in the healing process. You are also advised to not indulge in heavy exercise for the first 24 hours. This will increase the blood pressure and as a result, lead to more bleeding from the site of extraction.
It is very common for you to experience some pain and inflammation during the extraction. Apply an ice pack to the affected area. This can help to reduce the swelling and alleviate pain. You can also take the medications as prescribed by your dentist. It is normal for the swelling to be there for 48 hours.
Intake of pain medication can be also an effective way to get relief. If your medication is not yielding the required results, do not hesitate to give us a call. You should continue to take the antibiotics (if prescribed) for the indicated length of time. It is advisable to eat a lot of nutritious soft food on the very day of the extraction.
You can resume your regular dental routine after 24 hours of the treatment. This involves the important steps of the oral hygiene routine such as flossing, brushing, using a mouthwash, etc. Always remember that a clean mouth helps in speedy recovery.
After a few days, you can easily indulge in your daily activities. Call our dental office without any delay if the bleeding and swelling don’t go away after 2-3 days.