Getting in touch with Dr. Satbir Khara, DDS, will help you to understand why tooth extraction is necessary. Chipped teeth, damaged teeth, severe periodontal disease, and other factors can lead to tooth extraction. When a tooth is positioned incorrectly in your mouth, it can cause damage to the teeth around it. Having that tooth extracted can be a simple and effective solution to treat such problems.
Single tooth extraction can cause pain in your jaw, affect your chewing abilities, and lead to teeth shifting, all of which can have an impact on your dental health.
At SK Dental, we strive to provide you with the finest possible care. Dr. Satbir Khara, DDS will discuss all your options with you if you need to extract a single tooth. You will also learn about the various tooth replacement options available to you!
The Teeth Extraction Procedure
During the extraction procedure, our dentist will numb your jaw bone, gums, and tooth. To ensure that you do not experience intense pain, anesthesia is given.
While getting your tooth pulled, you may experience a huge amount of pressure. The tooth is firmly shaken in order to enlarge the socket, making the extraction easier.
However, even if you sense pressure, you will not experience any discomfort. It all comes down to a basic reason. The surrounding area is numbed using anesthesia, which prevents the pain from being transmitted to your nerves. The anesthesia used in the procedure, however, has little impact on the nerves that transmit pressure.
If you experience any pain while having your teeth extracted, please let us know right away!
Sectioning A Tooth
Sectioning is necessary for some teeth. This is a regular procedure for teeth that cannot be extracted using traditional methods. The dental roots are curved and the tooth is tightly connected to the socket, making extraction difficult. As a result, our dentists cut the tooth into portions and extract each section individually.
After The Extraction Procedure
After dental extraction, a blood clot must develop. It is useful in preventing bleeding and initiating the recovery process. After the procedure is finished, press down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes. If the bleeding continues after 30 minutes, bite hard on the gauze pad for yet another half an hour. To stop the flow of blood, you may need to repeat this process several times.
After the clot has developed, do not rupture it for a while. You must follow a few things to avoid any complications. Do not suck on the straws, consume alcohol, smoke, or brush your teeth for at least 72 hours after your extraction procedure. All of these actions may dislodge the clot, causing a disruption in the recovery process. It’s also a good idea to avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. This will raise blood pressure and, as a result, cause greater bleeding at the region of extraction.
During the extraction, you are likely to experience some discomfort and irritation. An ice pack should be applied to the affected area. This may help in the reduction of inflammation and pain. You can also take the medicines that your dentist has prescribed. It is common for inflammation to last for at least 48 hours.
Taking pain medication can also be a useful technique to obtain some relief. Do not hesitate to contact us if your medication is not producing the desired outcomes. If antibiotics were prescribed, you should continue to take them for the specified amount of time. On the day before the extraction, it’s best to eat a lot of nourishing soft food.
After the procedure, you can continue your regular oral care routine This includes important dental hygiene activities like flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash, among others. Always keep in mind that keeping your tongue clean helps in fast recovery.
After a few days, you should be able to resume your normal activities. If the bleeding and inflammation do not go away after 2-3 days, please contact our dental office immediately.