No one likes the idea of getting a tooth extracted, and we always strive to preserve our patients’ teeth whenever possible. However, tooth extractions in Carrollton are sometimes necessary to protect an individual’s oral health and relieve their pain. Let’s discuss common reasons for this procedure as well as what you can expect during and after your extraction.
There are a number of reasons why Dr. Chandy, your dentist in Carrollton, may determine that it is necessary for you to undergo a tooth extraction:
There is no need to be afraid of getting a tooth extracted! Dr. Chandy will make sure the area around the tooth is entirely numb so you won’t be able to feel a thing during the procedure. Then, she’ll grip the tooth with a special tool and gently rock it back and forth in order to break the ligaments that connect it to the surrounding bones. Once the ligaments are broken, she’ll take the tooth out of your mouth. Gauze will help to control any bleeding that occurs.
If you’re particularly nervous about getting a tooth extracted, be sure to let our team know. Nitrous oxide sedation is available to help you relax.
It may take several months for the bone around an extraction site to heal, but don’t worry! For most of that time, you won’t feel that your body is still working to recover. In fact, the soft tissue at the extraction site will heal fairly quickly. In fact, you should be back to feeling like yourself within approximately one week.
Here are some tips to help your recovery process go as smoothly as possible:
If you ever have any questions or concerns during your recovery, give our office a call. Dr. Chandy and the rest of our team are always ready and willing to help!