It gets to a time when we need to extract a tooth. This can be because it is impacted or it is damaged in a way it can only be solved by extraction. Tooth extraction is not painful at all, this is because the dentist uses sedation methods and anesthesia to keep you relaxed. Do not fear going to the dentist for the procedure will be safe and it will not be painful. Our dental team is dedicated and ensures that this procedure will instead take away the pain that you might have experienced with toothache leading to its extraction.
Closing the gap
After extraction, the dentist needs to close the gap where the tooth was. The area is stitched up if several teeth were removed or if the place was impacted. A gauze is placed on top of the area and the dentist will ask you to bite the place so that there is less bleeding. This is not a painful procedure for the dentist will have numbed you during extraction of the tooth. Extraction can be done on adults and even young ones, there is no age limit.
Caring for the extracted area
Recovery processes may take up to three days, a clot forms on the site and if you do some things like smoking, spitting, and rinsing vigorously it will dislodge the clot and delay the healing process and this can be painful. Ensure that you stick to foods like yogurt and soups after this procedure. Brush and floss but avoid the extraction area until it is healed completely. Tooth extractions are therefore not painful and so do not fear going to the dentist to have the tooth extracted. Our dental team is ready to offer you a great service by extracting the teeth that are causing you sleepless nights.
Dentist DC • Neil Starr, DDS, PC • Dental Blog Dr. Starr is offering this educational blog as a resource to our patients. Our hope is hope that our blog will cover subjects that you may be interested in. Neil L. Starr, DDS, PC, 1234 19th St NW #306, Washington, DC 20036 / (202) 293-7177 / starrteeth.com / 2/23/2024 / Key Phrases: dental implants DC /