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TOOTH EXTRACTIONS IN PEORIA
There are certain circumstances that may warrant a patient having a tooth pulled, or removed, completely from the mouth. This procedure is called extraction. Extractions may occur for many reasons and some of those include, irreparable damage, advanced decay, a crowded mouth, and wisdom teeth removal.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Extraction can be a painful process. A local anesthetic is usually administered to numb the area of the extraction. In some cases, an anesthetic may be used that will allow you to sleep through the process. Once the numbing is fully in effect, anything impacting the tooth such as tissue and bone may be removed first. After this is accomplished, forceps are used to grasp the tooth and rock it back and forth, breaking it loose from the jawbone and breaking it free from the ligaments holding it in place. Sometimes, a tooth may resist and be harder to pull or be in a strange position. When this occurs, the tooth is removed in pieces.
If you’re awake during the process, you should only feel pressure, no pain. If you’re feeling pain, alert your dentist who will administer more anesthetic. Each patient is different and may need more or less anesthetic. It’s always good to communicate freely with your dentist so they can help you to the best of their ability. Most dental professionals will ask you questions before they begin to ensure this doesn’t happen.
AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Once an extraction is completed, the extraction area and mouth will be thoroughly cleaned, stitches may be given, depending on the circumstances, and gauze will be stuffed into the area in order to help staunch the bleeding. Instructions will be given to the patient in order for them to avoid dry socket and to keep the are as healthy as possible until healed. Pain meds may also be administered since you may experience pain for up to a week after the extraction.
If you think you’re in need of an extraction, please feel free to call us at any one of our locations to schedule an appointment.
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