Tooth Extraction for Pain Management
Having teeth removed is a common practice among most adults and teenagers. However, many factors prompt an individual to have teeth extracted during adulthood. These factors include infections and decay - which can cause a great deal of pain in your mouth, as well as crowding of teeth in the mouth, among others. Visiting Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS ensures that you undergo a comprehensive dental assessment to determine if a tooth extraction is the best solution. In addition, patients who intend to have braces or other appliances used for aesthetics may require some of their teeth removed to create room for the rest to fall into place.
Despite being a simple outpatient procedure, tooth extraction should be performed by a qualified dental expert. The reason for this is because teeth that are broken or impacted may require a more specialized approach. In addition, unlike teeth that are broken below or impacted, visible teeth are easier to remove.
Preparing for a Tooth Extraction
Consulting a dental expert before having a tooth extracted is crucial since it allows patients to access quality care and assessment through specialized equipment. An x-ray is often used to help provide an in-depth view of the tooth, which provides the necessary information needed by the dentist for a successful extraction procedure. We can determine what is causing your tooth pain. During the consultation, the patient is advised to come forth with pertinent information for the extraction, such as types of medication in use, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements that one is currently taking.
Before an extraction procedure, most patients are advised to tell the dental practitioner if any scheduled treatments may involve intravenous drugs. This is because bisphosphonate, commonly used intravenous drugs, could lead to bone death if the extraction is done after the treatment.
People suffering from medical conditions such as: congenital heart disease, liver disease, thyroid disease, hypertension, renal disease, and weak immune systems should inform the dentist before the procedure. It is essential to have these conditions treated before the tooth removal to avoid complications that may result after.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Depending on the condition of the patient and the tooth expected to be removed, the procedure can either be surgical or straightforward. A simple extraction usually involves a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth, relieving the pain but subjecting you to the pressure. A dentist will often use an elevator and a pair of forceps to extract the tooth carefully.
A surgical tooth extraction will usually require both local and general anesthesia so that you feel calm through the entire process. This is a more intricate process that requires a dental expert to make an incision and extract bone material for an effective procedure. If the tooth is impacted or positioned wrongly, then the tooth is likely to be cut to provide better access.
Recovery Period after Tooth Extraction
A patient is likely to recover from tooth extraction after several days, depending on the measures one takes after extraction. Most dentists recommended using an ice pack to reduce swelling, preferably for 10 minutes every time. Making sure your blood clots at the site of removal is vital in ensuring a quick recovery, achieved by maintaining the gauze placed on the affected area for at least five hours.
Consulting Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS provides you with all of the relevant information needed to ensure that you recover well. Contact our professionals on (315) 800-5020 for scheduling a tooth extraction procedure, especially if you are suffering from a painful or infected tooth.
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