What Can I Expect During a Tooth Extraction?
If your tooth is severely decayed you may need a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions may require a simple or surgical procedure. Simple extractions are used to remove teeth that are completely intact and appear out of the gums, while surgical extractions are used to extract teeth that are not fully impacted below the gums. Your recovery time will depend on the procedure used. Most patients recover in about a week. If you have teeth extracted taking care of your teeth for the first few days is important. You must abide by the dentist’s recommendations. Some of these recommendations include:
- Patients should not eat hot foods
- Drink beverages using a straw
- Put pressure on the affected area
- Having a liquid-based diet until chewing feels safe
These activities may open the womb and affect the healing process. Discomfort is normal for the first few days. For these minor symptoms, dentists recommend pain medications and ice.
What Are Some Benefits Of Extracting Teeth?
A tooth extraction can have many benefits that start immediately after the tooth is removed. Extracting a tooth may stop additional harm from affecting the surrounding healthy teeth. Often, infections will occur around an injured tooth if they are not treated in time. Such an infection can cause chronic pain and agitation. Left untreated, the infection will spread and begin to affect other teeth which may lead to more extractions or spread to other areas of the body.
A tooth extraction can help with teeth overcrowding for cosmetic and functional improvement. Overcrowding happens when wisdom teeth do not have enough room to extend. As the wisdom teeth adjust to their permanent position, they will push other teeth out of the way causing teeth alignment and other dental conditions. Overcrowding makes it difficult to speak, eat, and smile. The inability to keep those hard-to-reach places clean will lead to cavities, gum disease, and tooth damage. A tooth extraction will help minimize the chances of further complications and allow corrective alignment tools to work properly and efficiently.
What Are Treatments For Missing Teeth?
At Empire Dental in Kamloops, BC their medical team is ready to provide you with the best dental care option for your case. Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone to act as an anchor for a dental prosthesis. Many dentists recommend dental implants for replacing missing teeth for the following reasons:
- They are able to support other missing teeth treatments like a crown, bridge, or denture.
- Having dental implants placed can be a long procedure, but placed implants can last decades since the surrounding bone merges with the implant in place.
- The connection between the implant and bone allows it to behave like a natural tooth.
- Dental implants help prevent complications like early aging, bone loss, and gum disease.
Are You The Right Candidate For Tooth Extraction?
You may need a tooth extraction if you have one or more teeth that are severely damaged or if you have wisdom teeth that are causing issues. Only a dental exam with x-rays can determine the need for a tooth extraction. Call (250)374-7227 to schedule an appointment with the Empire Dental team and find relief fast.