The prospect of a tooth extraction is one that many patients struggle to get excited about. However, when a dentist recommends removing a tooth, it’s usually because that’ll provide you with substantial relief from something that could be bothering you.
At Lovell Dental, we know how good a tooth extraction that’s done well can feel, so if you’re looking for a team to help you remove your tooth in style, give us a call today!
As much as we may all wish it weren’t true, there are some situations where a tooth extraction becomes the best course of action. Occasionally, a tooth becomes diseased to such an extent that it’s bound to die, and to infect other teeth as it does. Others may become impacted, not sprouting properly.
We may also recommend removing a tooth in order to make room for some kinds of oral appliances, like dentures or braces.
You might have heard tooth extractions referred to as “pulling teeth,” but this conjures an image of something much more violent than what the procedure actually entails.
First of all, we will thoroughly numb your mouth before performing any kind of extraction, and apply any sedatives that you would like. Once you’re feeling comfortable, we will use a tool called an elevator to gently lift the tooth out of its socket. This will allow us to remove it easily, without any “pulling.”
Instead, we take a pair of forceps and wiggle the tooth free until it comes completely loose. Ultimately, you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised by how easy and painless the procedure is likely to be.
While removing the tooth itself should be an entirely painless process, most patients unfortunately deal with a little bit of discomfort. We’ll give you detailed aftercare instructions to help you stay comfortable once your treatment is complete, but before then, here are some general guidelines to keep in mind.