You and Dr. Verma may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. You might be in need of emergency dental care because your tooth is severely decayed and causing you pain; or it may have broken in way that makes it non-restorable; you could have a wisdom tooth that just flared up; in addition to that there could be any number reasons why you may need to get a tooth extracted. Our main concern is your safety and comfort while removing your tooth.
Tooth Extraction Process
Once the area has been numbed, the dentist will remove the tooth, control any bleeding, and if necessary, may use sutures (stitches) to close the gums. Your dentist may prescribe or recommend over the counter medications to help control any post-procedure pain or swelling. After the tooth extraction blood will fill the extraction site forming a clot and the healing process will begin.
What To Do After Your Tooth Is Pulled
After a tooth extraction, there are many consequences and time becomes an enemy causing the near by teeth to move in such a way as to fill the empty space. The neighboring teeth may shift causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, there are other family dentistry options we recommend such as replacing the extracted tooth with a bridge, partial or implant.