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Things to Now Before Having A Tooth Extracted


Posted on 2/20/2020 by Jeannie Molato, DDS
Things to Now Before Having A Tooth ExtractedTooth extractions are one of the most common dental procedures done on children and adults alike. Teeth may be extracted for various reasons, among them include wisdom teeth, tooth decay, extreme cavities, and full-mouth reconstruction.

As such, most people are likely to have at least one tooth extracted at least once in their lifetime. You can have a tooth extracted by one of our dental professionals, or it could be done by an oral surgeon if the extraction is deemed surgical. Here are a few things to expect before and after a tooth extraction

How Is It Done?
Tooth extraction is done under some type of numbing agent or anesthesia. It is commonly done same-day and there is no need for hospitalization beforehand. We simply numb the area, ensure that we have the right tooth, then pull it out. Some teeth need to be broken into sections before coming out, as that makes it easier on the gums and the jaw during the extraction process.

One thing to keep in mind is that we will not extract a tooth for a simple problem. Extractions are difficult for the mouth. It hurts the tissues and an adult tooth will not regrow, so it is done only when there are no other options to save the tooth. While it is the best answer in some cases, we will exhaust all other options before it comes to that.

After Your Tooth is Out


When you are done having the tooth pulled, we will make sure that you are feeling alright and have the person who drove you to the appointment take you back home. We will send along post-op instructions that will detail when you should call us if you notice anything odd. Your tooth will feel better in a couple of days, and you should be back to normal in just over a week. To find out more, give our office a call. We can explain the procedure in more detail if you need us to, and we can also help check your teeth for their overall health.
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