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Tooth Extractions

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Guidelines for Tooth Extractions

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Most people will undergo a tooth extraction at least once in their lifetime. It involves the complete removal of a tooth from the bone. Tooth extraction is mostly attributed to tooth infections caused by certain drugs, gum diseases, fractured tooth, dental caries and wisdom teeth. Whenever you visit a dentist, they first inspect the extent of your tooth damage, and if it cannot be repaired, the solution may be tooth extraction. Below is a guideline for the tooth removal process.


1. Pre-extraction guidelines


Before the dental surgeon extracts your teeth, they will prepare you first for the extraction. The dentist will need to have your dental history if you have one. Then an X-ray is taken to help the dentist to know the best way to remove the damaged tooth. In this step, you will need to provide the dentist about any medications that you are taking.


2. Types of extraction


There are two types of tooth extractions;


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• Simple extraction – the oral procedure is performed on a tooth that is well visible in your mouth. It is a non-complex procedure done within a short time.  Usually it is already loose or has significant loss of bone.


• Surgical procedure – An experienced dental surgeon performs the oral surgery. The procedure is quite complex as it includes an incision on the gums. The surgical procedure is done mostly during wisdom tooth removal.

The wisdom teeth are different from the other teeth in that they are strong and their roots are deep in the gums. Therefore when they are damaged and need removal, an experienced dental surgeon is a must to prevent problems after.  We perform wisdom teeth extractions on a daily basis.  Let us help you and get you out of tooth pain!



3. Post-extraction guidelines


After the dental surgeon has removed your tooth, they will need to guide you on what to do. Firstly, they will provide you will anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain. They can also prescribe you antibiotics to prevent infections. If you underwent a surgical procedure and had stitches placed, the dental surgeon should remove the stitches after you are healed in 1 to 2 weeks. After the surgery, it is important to eat soft foods until the wound is healed.


4. Find the Best Dental Surgeon


If you want a smooth and fast process for the removal of your tooth, ensure that you find the best dental surgeon. Today, the number of dental surgeons has increased due to the demand. Therefore, you need to find the most qualified one with a good reputation. With a qualified oral surgeon, you will prevent issues such as fractured jaws, nerve injury and tooth damage.

When choosing an dental surgeon, make sure that you check their reviews to find out if there are any complaints about them. You can also ask people for references of an dental surgeon that they have used them before to have their teeth removed.

Tooth damage can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to an individual. Sometimes the tooth may be damaged beyond repair, and the best option is to remove it. Tooth extraction can be frightening especially if it is your first time, however, with an expert oral surgeon, you should not worry. You can have your tooth extracted and all the pain gone in a few minutes.

Contact us for any emergency tooth extraction and we will see you right away, or call us at 301-424-2030.

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