Emergency Tooth Extraction in Grand Prairie:
Tooth extraction means the removal of the tooth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the bone. It is a quick outpatient procedure performed by a dentist or oral surgeon with either local/general anesthesia or intravenous drugs.
What Are the Teeth That Need an Extraction?
- Broken or damaged tooth because of decay and that cannot be restored.
- Loose tooth or teeth because of gum disease.
- So it should be "Extra teeth other than the 32 complementing teeth.
- Some baby teeth that do not fall out in time.
- Teeth that need to be extracted when placing orthodontic braces.
- Wisdom teeth, either before or after their eruption, can lead to problems such as pain, cysts, or infection. Sometimes they get stuck in the jaw and do not come out. This can cause pain and swelling of the surrounding gums.
How to Prepare for a Dental Extraction?
- A dental X-ray may be taken to plan the best way to remove the tooth.
- Upper tooth relationship with sinus will be assessed.
- Wisdom tooth relationship with other teeth will be checked.
- Lower teeth’s relationship with the nerve in the lower jaw region will be evaluated.
- Any infection, tumors, or cysts present in the bone will be checked.
How is Tooth Extraction Performed?
- A simple extraction, where the tooth is visible in the mouth and can be removed using an elevator and forceps.
- A complicated extraction where the tooth might be broken off beneath the gum line or the tooth has not come into the mouth yet. This involves surgically making a cut in the gums and then drilling the bone around the tooth to extract it.
Tips for Post-extraction Management:
- Use ice packs on the face to reduce swelling.
- Eat soft, cold foods for a few days.
- Do not smoke or use a straw after tooth extraction as it might dislodge the blood clot out of the socket.
- Use warm water with salt to swish following the 24 hours after tooth extraction.
Book an appointment at Fresh Family Dental Clinic to get your teeth extracted and replaced today.