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Extractions

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A TOOTH EXTRACTED

If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, extraction may be required. An oral surgeon or general dentist will perform the procedure. A simple extraction is a minor procedure that usually lasts less than two minutes. A dentist will use forceps to remove the tooth from the socket. The area of the gum and bone surrounding the tooth will be numb.

A surgical extraction is a more involved procedure. In addition to the removal of the tooth, the gum and bone may be cut. Oftentimes, an additional sedative is needed. After the extraction is complete, the area is covered with sterile gauze. A blood clot will form in the socket to stop bleeding. When the procedure is finished, the patient will need to bite down on a damp gauze pad for a period of time to prevent further bleeding. The bleeding should cease after the first hour.

It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our dentist. These instructions are designed to help you recover quickly. Avoid aggressive brushing and flossing near the site of the extraction. You should also avoid eating hot foods, drinking alcohol, and spitting on the area. It is important to contact us if you experience pain or swelling in the extraction area. This will help us to prevent you with any complications.

Some teeth may be removed in pieces, especially if they are impacted. The remaining bone in the socket will need to be smoothed. Alternatively, the bone can be grafted into the socket with lab-processed bone-grafting material. Especially if you have dental implants, it is crucial to keep the bone volume intact. Patients with dental abscesses or complex roots need to be referred to an oral surgeon. Tooth extractions are often performed by an experienced hand to avoid the risk of infection.

We recommend you to continue to eat a low-sugar diet for a few days after the surgery. This helps reduce the chance of developing a yeast infection. You should also take your prescribed medication. If you have severe bleeding or oozing, call us immediately. Depending on your symptoms, you may need to have the procedure repeated.

WHAT IS A SIMPLE EXTRACTION?

Having a tooth pulled may not be at the top of your list of priorities, but that does not mean you shouldn’t have one. Luckily, there are many options for the modern gent when it comes to dental care. Depending on the nature of your needs, For the best results, you will need to do visit us because here you don’t end up in a doctor’s waiting room. 

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WHAT IS A SURGICAL EXTRACTION?

Surgical extractions are often done to address problems such as impacted teeth, broken teeth and severe tooth decay. These types of surgeries involve removing a small portion of the gum and bone that surround the affected tooth. The result is usually a much larger hole for a replacement tooth, which may be either dental implants or an oral prosthetic.

Surgical extractions are often performed using local or intravenous sedation. Surgical extractions of the jaw or a wisdom tooth are commonplace, but more complex procedures like those in the cleft and other areas of the mouth may require an oral surgeon. Among the many complications of a surgical procedure is the loss of feeling around the area. For this reason, it is imperative to follow our instructions as closely as possible. If you experience swelling, bleeding or other side effects, you should immediately see a doctor. Depending on the type of surgery, you may also be asked to refrain from driving for the next few days. Aside from following the doctor’s directions, you should also drink lots of fluids and stick to a healthy diet, especially when you are first postoperative.

To keep your mouth as dry as possible, you should also apply an ice pack to the affected area for about 10 minutes per hour. In addition, you should take your prescribed antibiotics in a timely fashion. Moreover, avoid smoking for several days after the operation. While you’re at it, you should also try to avoid drinking anything too hot. This will help prevent soft tissue injury. You should also make the most of the recovery by brushing your teeth and flossing regularly. Another good idea is to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and never skip a meal. Finally, you should take the time to do a bit of research about the medical procedures you are considering. Having a strong network of trusted doctors and other medical professionals is a surefire way to ensure the best possible care. Keeping on top of your appointments and adhering to all instructions will minimize complications and assure a quick recovery.

WHAT TO DO AFTER GETTING A TOOTH TAKEN OUT

A tooth extraction is a painful procedure. It is important to take proper care of the extraction site and follow the oral hygiene steps to prevent infection. If you experience pain, call us immediately. After the procedure, it is a good idea to rest for a few days. This will help prevent excessive bleeding. You should also take pain medication. Our dentist may prescribe over-the-counter pain relievers or antibiotics. These medications will help the extraction site heal. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, avoid brushing or flossing the extraction site. Avoid foods with hard textures or seeds. Also, stay away from alcohol and smoking. Smoking may irritate the extraction site and disturb blood clotting. After two to three hours, a clot should form in the extraction socket. The clot will prevent bleeding and promote healing. In the early hours, you will notice subtle oozing. When this occurs, it is a good idea to change the gauze on the site. To stop the bleeding, use a damp gauze pad to apply pressure for at least 30 minutes. You can swish a light saline solution around the site to clean it. Ice packs can be used to reduce swelling and to relieve discomfort. Immediately stop ice packs if they cause unusual pain.

Do not eat anything that is hard, crunchy, chewy, or brittle for at least a week after the procedure. Soft foods are best. However, you should also try to eat nutritious foods. Chewing hard foods can damage the extraction site. Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen will be prescribed. Take the medicine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Taking strong pain medications for longer than recommended can delay the healing process. After the first day of recovery, you should begin eating solid foods. Keep the extraction site clean with a mouthwash that does not contain alcohol. If you are having trouble sleeping after the extraction, you can prop your head up on pillows. Drink plenty of liquids to keep your body hydrated.You should also try to stay cool. A cold compress can help ease the pain.

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The most common reasons for tooth loss include advanced periodontal disease, extensive tooth decay, and facial trauma. According to statistics, gum disease is responsible for close to 70% of tooth loss in adults. Although less frequent than the preceding three reasons, it should also be noted that specific diseases, drugs, smoking, and poor nutrition contribute to the risk of tooth loss.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in the United States, an average of 12 teeth (including the wisdom teeth) are lost by the age of 50. Also, 26% of adults between 65 and 74 years of age have lost all their teeth.

 

Every patient and every situation is different. However, when a tooth and the surrounding tissues are numbed with a local anesthetic, you should only expect to feel a bit of pressure, but no pain as the tooth is being loosened from the surrounding tissues and extracted. For patients who are apprehensive and for some surgical extractions, our office will discuss our options in dental sedation to provide further relaxation and reduce any sense of discomfort.

 

While it's normal to feel some tenderness and swelling following an extraction, the degree of these sensations can vary. It mostly depends on the complexity of the extraction and the body's response to the procedure. We'll recommend or prescribe the appropriate pain medication to help ensure your comfort and give you specific instructions for maximum effectiveness and safety.

 

Typically, the recovery period following a simple extraction is shorter than a surgical extraction. However, a patient's overall health, habits, and the size and location of the tooth, and other variables can influence recovery and healing. To speed up the recovery and avoid any complications, patients must follow the given at-home instructions diligently. We'll carefully review what to expect following your procedure and go over your post-op instructions.

 

Smoking interferes with blood clot formation, which is an essential first step in the healing process. Blot clot formation not only provides a protective layer to cover the underlying exposed bone and nerve endings, but it also supports the growth of new tissue. Cigarette smoke also contains chemical toxins that can disrupt the healing process and lead to problems such as continued inflammation, infection, or dry socket.

 

In a very small percentage of cases, a condition known as dry socket can develop in the aftermath of a dental extraction. This painful condition can arise when the blood clot in the extraction site doesn't form properly or gets dislodged. With dry socket, you may experience throbbing pain and symptoms such as bad breath and an unpleasant taste in your mouth. As skilled providers of care, our office will provide immediate treatment to alleviate your discomfort and promote healing.

 

The last teeth in your mouth to develop, wisdom teeth often do not have enough room to fully erupt or may be positioned in the wrong direction. These issues can affect your dental health as well as overall wellbeing. While some individuals never develop all their wisdom teeth, and a few have sufficient space for them, there are many people with partially or fully impacted third molars. Our office will monitor the development, position, and health of your wisdom teeth and will advise you if and when extractions are indicated.

 

After a tooth is removed, bone-grafting material is sometimes placed in the socket to promote healing and encourage new bone development. This procedure is often performed to support the eventual and successful placement of a dental implant.

 

At the office of MG Dental Associates, we strive to make dental care affordable and accessible. Depending on the type or complexity of the extraction and other variables, the cost of the procedure can vary. Based on our diagnostic findings, our office will inform you of the healthiest choices in care, explain the fees, discuss insurance coverage, and explain your payment options.

 

Many dental plans offer some level of coverage for tooth extractions. We'll advise you if your plan covers the full cost of the procedure and if there is any out-of-pocket expense. Our business office will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits as much as possible while helping you minimize any out-of-pocket expenses.

 
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