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Is tooth extraction painful


Posted on 4/11/2022 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Is tooth extraction painfulIt 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.


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