Overcrowded or Impacted Teeth
Patients may also need teeth extracted before receiving braces. Orthodontics involves the process of properly aligning the teeth, which may be tough without enough room. Extracting teeth can relieve crowding and impacted teeth.
Typically, the first option to restore a damaged tooth is a crown or filling. If the damage is too severe, trying to save a tooth may put oral health at further risk. At that point, tooth extraction is the best option to maintain oral health.
Trauma and Tooth Extraction
Traumatic dental injuries can occur from a sports injury, car accident, or even a simple slip and fall. While many injuries are minor, if the tooth becomes severely damaged to the point where restoration is not possible, an extraction will be necessary.
During this time, patients should go over their medical history with their dentist, along with any other treatments they have planned.
To ensure the patient's health, our team will take X-rays before the extraction and prescribe the patient antibiotics beforehand if necessary.
Patients should wear loose, short-sleeved clothing on the day of the procedure. Additionally, they should refrain from eating or drinking for six to eight hours and refrain from smoking for 12 hours before their appointment.
Patients may be prescribed antibiotics if they have an infection, a weakened immune system, or specific medical conditions.
Our dental practice boasts a team of seasoned professionals specializing in tooth extractions. With extensive training and skills, each team member performs extractions with precision and care.
Committed to delivering high-quality dental care, we adhere to the highest standards of dentistry. You can trust us to provide the best possible treatment for your tooth extraction needs.
Dedication to Patient Comfort
Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities during the tooth extraction process. We understand that dental procedures can be anxiety-inducing, and we take every measure to create a calming and comfortable environment for our patients.
Our team assesses your individual needs and creates a tailored treatment plan to address your specific situation. Choose Dental Design Studio of Gilbert for a personalized and comfortable tooth extraction experience.
Will I be in pain after my tooth extraction?
Recovery and aftercare for tooth extractions vary on a case-by-case basis. The type of tooth removed may affect the healing process because certain teeth have deeper roots than others. In general, pain should steadily decrease about three days following the procedure.
Do you always need to get wisdom teeth extracted?
No. Wisdom teeth extraction is not always necessary. They may remain intact if they are healthy, positioned correctly, and not causing any complications. Our team may be able to help you determine if extraction is necessary.
What should I eat after my tooth extraction?
Refrain from eating hot foods and drinking alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours following your procedure. Soft, cool foods are ideal during this time. Additionally, chew away from the extraction site.
How long will it take for the area of my tooth extraction to heal?
Typically, the extraction site will take about two weeks to close up. However, bone and soft tissue may take three to six months to regrow.
Will I need a follow-up appointment after my tooth extraction?
This depends on the severity of your procedure and the treatment plan agreed upon with our team. Contacting our office is the best way to discover what to expect.
Is there an age limit for tooth extraction?
There isn't a strict age limit for tooth extraction. The decision depends on the individual's oral health and the specific condition of the tooth. Your dentist will evaluate your situation and recommend extraction if necessary.
Can I smoke after getting a tooth extracted?
It's advisable to avoid smoking for at least 72 hours after tooth extraction. Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications such as dry socket. Following your dentist's post-operative instructions will help ensure a smooth recovery.
Can I drive myself home after a tooth extraction?
It's recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home after a tooth extraction, especially if sedation or anesthesia was used. The effects of these substances can impair your ability to drive safely. Plan for transportation in advance to ensure a stress-free post-operative experience.
Can I brush my teeth after a tooth extraction?
You should avoid brushing the extraction site for the first 24 hours to allow for initial healing. After the initial period, you can gently brush your teeth, being cautious around the extraction area. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and follow any additional post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist.
Is it normal to experience swelling after a tooth extraction?
Swelling is a common post-extraction symptom and is usually temporary. Applying a cold compress to the affected area during the first 24 hours can help minimize swelling. If swelling persists or worsens after the initial period, contact your dentist for further guidance.