There are several different reasons why we might recommend extracting a tooth. We may suggest extracting a tooth which is badly decayed, poorly positioned in your mouth, has developed an abscess, developed serious gum disease, or needs to be removed for orthodontic treatment.
Will having my tooth extracted be painful?
With modern dental techniques, tooth extraction is no longer the painful process it was in years past.
Our experienced and caring team will begin the extraction procedure by placing a local anaesthetic in the area surrounding the tooth.
You should not feel any pain during the extraction. If you experience any discomfort during the procedure, our kind and concerned team will be listening and ready to help make you comfortable.
What steps do I need to follow after the extraction?
During the extraction appointment, our dental team will explain how you will care for your mouth after the extraction. By following some simple steps, you will prevent complications or problems post-extraction.
When will I be able to eat normal food again?
After the extraction procedure, you should eat only very soft foods for a couple of days.
Patients heal at different speeds but as your extraction point heals, you may add solid foods back into your diet.
If you have any questions about how your mouth is healing following an extraction, or any other dental concerns, please contact our caring and helpful team at River Oaks Dental.