Typically reserved for teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, or impacted, tooth extractions are a necessity when every other treatment has been ruled out. The procedure itself is straightforward and can be made painless thanks to the administration of local anesthesia from our Southgate, MI, dentists.
Learn more about simple tooth extractions below.
Most of the time, if a tooth is broken or weakened, our dentists can make the repair with a tooth-colored filling, dental crown, or root canal therapy. When damage is too extreme, however, those fixes are no longer an option and we may recommend extraction.
Practicing good oral hygiene after a tooth extraction is essential. You will need to keep the area clean to prevent any possible infection. Our dentists will provide you with dry gauze following the procedure that you will be expected to bite down on for 30-45 minutes to limit bleeding while clotting occurs.
It is also recommended that you avoid smoking, rinse your mouth thoroughly, and adequately brush the teeth next to the extraction site. There may be some discomfort after the procedure but over-the-counter pain medication or an ice pack should help relieve pain and swelling. Be sure to avoid more rigorous exercise for a few days as well.
Still have questions? Call our Southgate, MI, dental office and we’ll help you get the answers you need. We’ll also give you plenty of advice following your visit.
Thinking about tooth removal can be anxiety-inducing. For this reason, we want you to know that our dentists serving Southgate and Greater Detroit, MI, will do everything we can to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Call Northline Dental today at (734) 284-8088 to request an appointment and learn more.
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