While dentists try to avoid pulling teeth, tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to perform other procedures. For instance, if you have overlapping or overcrowded teeth, then one or two teeth may need to come out to allow the others to spread out and grow correctly. So if you’re getting a tooth extraction, this is important information to know.
Thanks to the drugs that our dentist has access to at Talent Dental, they can numb your mouth sufficiently, so you don’t feel any pain when he pulls your tooth. Also, if you’re anxious about the procedure, they can use a sedative to relax you. After that, the only thing you will feel is some pressure and tugging when the tooth comes out.
On the day of the extraction, please don’t visit our office alone. You shouldn’t drive with the sedation and numbing agent you’re given because you may be slightly dizzy afterward. Bring a family member or friend to the office with you to ensure that you get home safely.
It’s natural to consider using a straw if you want something to drink after tooth extraction. However, sucking on a straw could dislodge the clot that stops the bleeding, which could cause you to bleed too much. Using a cigarette or cigar can also dislodge the clot, and smoking can slow the healing process.
Unless the tooth was extracted to make room for your other teeth, you need to make a plan to replace the missing tooth. Leave an open area in your gums can lead to complications because the teeth beside the opening will drift toward it. A dental implant or a bridge can stop the teeth from spreading so that they remain healthy.
Our dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, has several years of experience doing tooth extractions, so you’re in good hands when you need this procedure to make room for your other teeth.