Dental Anesthesia Associates,
Linwood Office

609-994-5111

Extractions

You and Dr. Thurm might decide that you need a tooth extraction for a variety of factors. Some teeth are extracted since they’re seriously decayed; others might have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a method that can’t be repaired. Other teeth might need removal since they’re poorly positioned in the jaws (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth may result in issues related to your chewing power, issues with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which may have a significant influence on your dental health.

In order to stay away from these complications, in nearly all cases, Dr. Thurm will discuss alternatives to extractions and replacement of the extracted teeth.

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The Extraction Process

At the time of extraction the doctor is going to need to numb your tooth, gums and jaw bone which surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction procedure you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the procedure of firmly rocking the tooth to be able to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure with no pain because the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, however, the nerves which transmit pressure are not greatly affected.

If you feel pain at any time during the extraction, feel free to tell us right away.

Sectioning a tooth

Some teeth need sectioning. This’s a very common process done when a tooth is so firmly securely anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket cannot expand enough to remove it. The doctor just cuts the tooth into sections then eliminates each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, it is crucial for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and start the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for thirty-forty minutes immediately after the appointment. If the oozing or bleeding still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another thirty minutes. You may have to do this a number times to staunch the flow of blood.
After the blood clot forms it’s essential to not disrupt or dislodge the clot. Don’t rinse vigorously, smoke, drink alcohol, suck on straws or brush teeth next to the extraction site for seventy two hours. These activities might dislodge or even dissolve the clot as well as hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous physical exercise for the next twenty four hours, as it raises blood pressure and may lead to more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted, you might feel some pain as well as experience some swelling. An unopened bag of frozen peas or corn or an ice pack applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medicines as prescribed. The swelling generally subsides after forty eight hours.
Use pain medication as instructed. Call our office in case the medication does not seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone.Drink lots of fluids and eat healthy, soft food on the day of the extraction. You are able to eat usually as soon as you’re comfortable.
It’s essential to resume your normal dental routine after twenty four hours. This should include things like brushing and flossing your teeth at least one time one day. This can speed healing and help keep the mouth clean and fresh.
After a few days you will feel fine and may resume your normal activities. In case you have severe pain, heavy bleeding, continued swelling for two three days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately at Dental Anesthesia Associates, Linwood Office Phone Number 609-994-5111.