Handling Tooth Extractions with Care

Though our Draper, Utah dental practice works hard to help patients keep all of their natural teeth, there are times when a tooth extraction becomes absolutely necessary.

For example, if a tooth is badly decayed, if it is severely damaged from infection, or if the other teeth are crowding it out, removing that tooth may be beneficial, if not essential, for the health and wellness of the rest of your mouth.

That said, if you’ve never had a tooth extracted, you may be a little apprehensive of the process. So, let’s talk about that a bit now so you know exactly what to expect.

What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

If we determine that it is best to extract one of your teeth, the first step in the process is to numb the area surrounding it. This enables us to keep you comfortable and pain-free while we perform the actual removal.

We will also take all necessary precautions to stop any bleeding that occurs after the tooth has been removed. Again, your comfort is our priority, so we’ll do everything possible to make this process as quick, simple, and as painless as we can.

Once the tooth is out, recovery will generally take a few days. Applying ice to the area, avoiding spitting or sucking on a straw, and rinsing your mouth with a salt water solution (after the first 24 hours) can help speed up the process.

Communication is the Key to Successful Tooth Removal

To help ensure that your tooth extraction is as successful as it can be, communication with our trained and expert staff is key.

For instance, if you have a medical condition such as liver disease, diabetes, hypertension, or thyroid disease, we’d like to know about it before the extraction occurs. We’d also like to know if your immune system is impaired in any way as this helps us better protect your health.

Additionally, if you feel ill or have a cold as the extraction date nears, it’s likely best to call our office and reschedule. Not smoking prior to the appointment is advised as well.

Draper, Utah’s Tooth Extraction Specialists

If you’re looking for a dentist who has both knowledge and experience in the performance of tooth extractions, contact Oak Hollow Dentistry today.

Our staff understands that facing certain dental procedures is likely the last thing you want to do. That’s why we work so hard to make you feel as relaxed as possible while going through the process, ultimately giving you greater oral health with the highest level of comfort possible.

Still Not Sure If You Need An Extraction?

Here at Oak Hollow Dentistry in Draper, Utah, our professional and expert staff can help you decide, providing you the information you need based on your own individual situation and desired outcome.
Contact us today and, together, we can pick the option that is best for you!

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