Tooth Extractions West Edmonton

Tooth Extractions Edmonton

Family-Friendly Dental Extractions: Ensuring Your Comfort and Well-being

At Crown Dental Clinic, we understand that dental extractions can be a concern for families. However, there are various reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, and our experienced team is here to provide gentle and compassionate care throughout the process.

Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction: Restoring Oral Health

Tooth decay that has extensively damaged the tooth structure and is beyond repair is a common reason for extraction. Additionally, crowded teeth that require extraction to create space for proper alignment, impacted or troublesome wisdom teeth, and cases where orthodontic treatment necessitates additional room may also warrant extractions.

When Tooth Extraction Becomes Necessary: What to Expect at our Crown Dental Clinic Office

While we always strive to preserve natural teeth through alternative treatments, there are instances where extraction is the best course of action. During the procedure, we will administer either a general anesthetic to ensure your comfort or a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. In some cases, when dealing with impacted teeth, we may need to gently break the tooth into smaller pieces to minimize tissue damage before extraction. Following the extraction, we will use stitches to carefully seal the socket.

Open Communication with Your Crown Dental Clinic Dentist

Before undergoing a tooth extraction, it is crucial to inform your dentist about any underlying medical conditions or medications you are currently taking. This includes any immune system disorders or issues with vital organs such as the liver or heart. By understanding your medical history, your dentist can ensure a successful surgery and provide appropriate care tailored to your needs.

Answering Common Questions about Tooth Extractions

Can I go back to work after having an extraction

It is recommended to take the day off following the extraction to allow for relaxation and healing. Swelling and difficulty speaking may make it challenging to work. It is advisable to avoid heavy lifting, bending over, and exercising for 1-3 days after surgery.

Managing Pain After Tooth Extraction

Over-the-counter painkillers are typically sufficient for most patients. However, if you have special circumstances or allergies, your dentist may prescribe medication. Taking pain medication shortly after the extraction while still under the effects of local anesthesia can provide relief as the numbing wears off. Aspirin should be avoided as it can thin the blood and interfere with clotting.

Duration of Discomfort Following Extraction

The level of discomfort and healing time may vary depending on the procedure and your individual healing process. Typically, the pain should start to diminish after a few days. If you experience increasing pain and discomfort after one week, it could be a sign of a dry socket, and it is important to contact your dentist promptly.

Post-Extraction Diet

To ensure your comfort, it is best to stick to a liquid and soft food diet immediately after the extraction. Many patients continue this diet for a few days until the pain subsides. Avoiding the use of straws is recommended as the sucking motion can strain stitches and potentially cause fresh bleeding.

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