Our dental office is providing tooth extractions for dentures in Dupo, Coloumbia, Millstadt, Belleville, Imperial, IL.
Reasons For Tooth Extraction
There are several factors why a tooth may need extraction. Substantially decayed, broken, or cracked teeth may need to be extracted. A patient may choose to remove an affected tooth if the treatment will take a long time with accumulation of treatment costs.
In most cases, a root canal is the preferred procedure. However, if this treatment becomes impossible, the only answer to the dental complication may be a tooth extraction.
Teeth that have advanced periodontal disease (gum disease) might have bone deterioration. If bone deterioration exists or the tooth has become extremely mobile, extraction of the tooth is generally required.
Before Your Tooth Extraction
When the dentist has opted for tooth extraction, the removal has to follow a procedure. The dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth, which prevents any discomfort during the procedure.
The dentist will give recommendations to ensure normal healing. Smoking and vigorous mouth rinsing are not advised. The only way to prevent delayed healing is by sticking to the dentist instructions.
The dentist will know whether you need stitches or not. If stitches are required, they may also need to be removed; other stitches may dissolve over time. Once the tooth has been removed, it is covered with a cotton gauze pad. This stops bleeding and assists clotting.
For the first couple of days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. After rinsing, apply a cold pack or ice bag to reduce pain and inflammation. Ask the dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss surrounding teeth as usual, but don’t clean the teeth directly neighboring your tooth socket. When undergoing extractions, follow the dentists follow-up care as advised. The follow-up recommendations give you, the patient, great benefit and comfort.
Saving The Teeth
We make every effort to save the teeth. However, in some cases teeth deterioration is so advanced that extraction is necessary to support dental health. Regardless the cause, you can be certain that we will carefully examine and suggest all options before extracting a tooth.