You may decide that you need to have a tooth extracted with the help of Silver Mountain Dental, Dr. Michael Sherman, and other factors. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed, while others can have severe periodontal disease or have cracked in a way that cannot be fixed. In order to prepare for orthodontic treatment or because they are malpositioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), other teeth might need to be removed.
A single tooth extraction can lead to bite problems, jaw joint problems, and teeth shifting, all of which can negatively impact your dental health.
In order to avoid these problems, Silver Mountain Dental and Dr. Michael Sherman, will frequently look into alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
During the extraction, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums nearby.
During the extraction process, you will experience a lot of pressure. This happens when the tooth is firmly rocked to widen the socket in advance of extraction.
Although the nerves that convey pressure are not considerably changed, because the anesthetic has numbed the nerves, the pressure is sensed without pain.
Please let us know right away if you feel any pain during the extraction.
It is necessary to segment some teeth. This is a common therapy when a tooth is too tightly set in its socket or the root is too bent to allow for removal. The tooth is simply divided into sections by the dentist, who then extracts each section separately.
After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms to stop the bleeding and start the healing process. After your appointment, bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes. Put another gauze pad over the area and continue to bite firmly for another 30 minutes if the bleeding or oozing persists. To stop the flow of blood, you might need to repeat this procedure several times.
Once the blood clot has formed, it must not be disturbed or moved. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, consume alcohol, or brush your teeth close to the extraction site for 72 hours. The clot may separate or dissolve as a result of these acts, impeding the healing process. Avoid strenuous exercise over the next 24 hours since it can increase blood pressure and lead to further bleeding at the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted, you can experience some pain and swelling. Applying an ice pack, a bag of frozen peas or corn, or both, to the affected area will help to minimize swelling. Use painkillers exactly as recommended. The edema often goes down after 48 hours.
Observe the instructions on your painkiller. Please get in touch with our office if the medication isn't working. Even if the infection's initial warning signs and symptoms have subsided, if antibiotics are prescribed, take them for the whole recommended course. Drink a lot of water the day of the extraction and eat hearty, soft meals. As soon as you feel safe, you can start eating normally again.
You should resume your regular dental routine after 24 hours. It's advised to brush and floss your teeth at least once a day. This will keep your tongue clean and fresh and speed up the healing process.
After a few days, you ought to feel okay and be able to get back to your regular routine. If you encounter significant bleeding, severe discomfort, ongoing swelling for longer than two days, or a pharmaceutical reaction, call our office straight once.