Extraction of a severely damaged or decayed tooth may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection. Delaying a recommended tooth extraction could harm your smile over time.
Once a tooth has been extracted, your dentist will discuss your options for replacement and restoring your smile.
Your dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic and using forceps will wiggle the tooth loose, gently pulling it out.
If you experience dental anxiety, you can request sedation dentistry which will help you feel at ease throughout the extraction.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth broken off below the gum line, your dentist will make a tiny, surgical incision in your gums to remove the tooth in sections.
Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will suture the incision closed, and you will be given post-operative instructions to help manage any swelling or discomfort.
You may experience minor discomfort once the anaesthetic wears off. If you do, over-the-counter medications will help relieve this.
Avoid dislodging the blood clot that will form during the healing process. If you expose the bone underneath, you can risk an infection and experience a condition called dry socket.
Don’t smoke, drink through a straw, or spit for the first few days to allow the blood clot to protect the area.
At The Cosmetic Dental Gallery, we offer several missing teeth replacement solutions for your unique smile and lifestyle.
In addition to the aesthetics of having a gap in your smile, missing teeth can cause various problems, including:
A consultative appointment with your dentist will assist you in determining the best option for your particular case.
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