While tooth extraction is not usually the first option for treating dental disorders, sometimes a tooth may need to be removed.
Tooth is extracted because of severely decayed; other may has advanced periodontal disease, or has broken in a way that cannot be repaired, poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted tooth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Most tooth extractions are a straightforward procedure, followed by at-home care that includes rest, gentle care of the extraction site, and short-term restrictions regarding what you eat and drink. Your dentist will discuss your extraction treatment with you, explaining what to expect during and after your extraction, as well as your aftercare.
Caring for your mouth after tooth extraction:
– Do eat a diet of soft, healthy foods and snacks. It may be easier for you to eat soft foods soon after your extraction and drink plenty of water.
– Do brush your teeth gently. Avoid brushing around the extraction.
– Do keep the extraction site clean. After 12 hours you may be able to gently rinse your mouth. Rinse 4 times a day with 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Check with your dentist first.
– Don’t drink with a straw. Sucking on a straw may dislodge the blood clot.
– Don’t drink hot liquids. Hot liquids may increase swelling. Limit your alcohol use. Excessive use of alcohol may slow healing.
– Don’t smoke. Smoking may break down the blood clot, causing a painful tooth socket.
Whatever the cause, you can rest assured that we will carefully explore and inform you to any other options before making the decision to remove a tooth.
If tooth extraction becomes necessary, it is always good to seek the treatment on time. The tooth extraction must be performed as early as possible to avoid serious infection problems.
Make an appointment with us now to get the high quality, yet affordable dental treatment.