For tooth extractions in San Ramon, you can count on Pro Smile Dental Care. We know that mouth pain is one of the worst types of discomfort a person can experience. While wisdom teeth removal is the most common type of extraction, there are many reasons you may need a tooth pulled.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Extreme Decay & Cavities
- Severe Tooth Damage
- Tooth Infection Prevention
- Orthodontic & Cosmetic Procedures
- Periodontal Disease
Does Your Tooth Need To Be Pulled?
If your tooth is badly damaged from trauma or decay to the point it can not be repaired, your dentist will likely recommend extraction. Sometimes a bad infection could even warrant removal. If you are a chemotherapy patient, or have a compromised immune system, your doctor may recommend extraction to reduce infection risks.
But, Will It Hurt?
Depending on where the affected tooth is located and the condition it’s in, your dentist will decide the level of anesthetic to use. We can guarantee we will make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire procedure. An injection of local anesthetic will likely be used to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. In some instances, such as wisdom teeth removal, your dentist may opt for a strong general anesthetic that will prevent pain throughout the body causing you to sleep through the procedure.
Proper After Care For Tooth Removal
Recovery after a tooth extraction is usually only a few days. We will provide you with aftercare instructions. Taking certain precautions will help to reduce your risk of infection and aid in the healing process.
- Change gauze pads when they become soaked in blood. It is usually best to leave them in place for a few minutes immediately after the extraction.
- Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time to help with swelling.
- Take pain medicines as prescribed.
- Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Do not smoke.
- You should not drink from a straw.
- Eat soft foods.
Feeling some pain after having a tooth pulled is normal. For the first 24 hours, you may even notice some swelling and possibly residual bleeding. If pain or bleeding is severe, or you’re having signs of infection you should contact your dentist right away.
In The East Bay Area? Schedule An Appointment Today.
At Pro Smile Dental Care in San Ramon, our gentle dentists will make the process of having a tooth removed as easy as possible. If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or signs of infection from bad teeth, it may be best to consider extraction. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.