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What To Expect When Having A Tooth Extracted

woman laughing with a her mouth openTooth extraction may not seem like a fun or glamorous procedure. Although this is the common thought that arises when the topic of extraction comes up, it something that needs to be done. There may be many reasons for getting a tooth pulled. Damaged teeth, for example, are the most common ones to receive extractions. When teeth suffer from severe decay and plaque and they cannot be repaired or stay in the mouth any longer, an extraction becomes necessary. The unattended tooth can result in tremendous pain. A large list of other mouth and dental problems can arise in the future. At Lee Trevino Dental, we are able to take care of you and any teeth problems you may be facing.

Sit Back And Relax

A tooth extraction is very similar to oral surgery. You will need to prepare for the procedure accordingly. The use of local anesthetic will be implemented in order to numb the area where the tooth removal will take place. Some dentists may even offer the option to put you completely under so you are asleep during the entire procedure. This may depend on the dentist you are visiting or what your personal preference is. It’s good to call ahead and find out information like this before the actual day of the scheduled procedure.

Short Recovery Time

Your dentist will remove your tooth either whole or in pieces, depending on the state of your tooth. However, due to the numb area, it is not likely you will feel the removal at all. Although a tooth extraction may seem daunting, it’s a fairly simple procedure.  You will be able to recover from the procedure quite easily. As long as you follow the directions from the dentist, take pain medication, and avoid poking or messing with the extraction site, you will be good as new before you know it.

Extractions may restrict your diet. You may have to eat soft foods and liquids for a few days in order to allow the extraction area to heal. This helps you avoid infections from bits and pieces of food. Your dentist may also give you prescription mouthwash that allows your mouth to get incredibly clean and stay that way. It’s important to follow all of your post-procedure directions so that you can begin to feel better in no time. 

Avoid Painful Extractions In The Future

To avoid any more tooth extractions in the future, you will need to become serious about your dental health. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth on a regular basis will help keep the build up of plaque and the formation of decay at bay. Not only will you feel better and happier, you will save a lot of money by avoiding overwhelming dental bills in the future.

Let Lee Trevino Dental Help with Your Tooth Extraction

Our team at Lee Trevino Dental can give you the advice you need when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums. We know how important it is to maintain proper dental health and want to see healthy people walk in our doors. We are committed to excellent customer service and look forward to seeing your smiling face in our office soon. So please call us today to schedule any of your dental needs.

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