Gentle and Precise Tooth Extractions
At Rosemont Dental Center, we always prioritize preserving your natural teeth. However, in certain situations, a tooth extraction becomes necessary for the sake of your overall oral health. Rest assured, our team ensures a comfortable and smooth procedure.
Why Might You Need a Tooth Extraction?
Several reasons might necessitate a tooth extraction:
- Severe tooth decay that cannot be remedied with a filling or crown.
- Impacted wisdom teeth causing pain or misalignment.
- Overcrowding, often in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
- Teeth damaged beyond repair from trauma or injury.
The Tooth Extraction Process
Your comfort is our priority. Before the extraction:
- We'll take an X-ray to assess the tooth's position and condition.
- Local anesthesia ensures the area is numb.
- For a simple extraction, the tooth is loosened and removed. For surgical extractions, a small incision may be made.
- Once the tooth is extracted, a gauze pad is placed to help clotting.
Aftercare and Recovery
Post-extraction care is crucial for smooth healing:
- Bite gently on the gauze pad and change as needed.
- Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hours.
- Avoid smoking, drinking through straws, or consuming hot beverages.
- Apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
- Follow any additional instructions provided by our team.