Tooth Extraction Fair Haven VT
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Extraction - A tooth extraction is usually considered if the tooth is unsalvageable. This could be due to extensive damage from tooth decay, periodontal disease, injury, or impaction. Tooth extraction is common for wisdom teeth. These extra molars can become impacted, shift other teeth, and cause more dental work. A proper dental examination will help determine if a tooth is salvageable. Should a tooth extraction be needed, we will discuss your options and possible teeth replacement solutions. Contact us today.
What is the tooth extraction procedure?
We will numb your tooth and surrounding jawbone and gum area with a local anesthetic. You may feel pressure as the tooth is being pulled. Typically, a tooth is pulled but some teeth are more complex and require sectioning. If so, we will cut the tooth and remove it in pieces. Once the tooth has been removed, the area is stitched and the healing process begins.
How should I care for my tooth extraction?
Avoid infection and excessive bleeding by properly caring for your tooth extraction site. If you notice bleeding, place gauze over the area and bite down firmly for 45 minutes. Avoid drinking from a straw, smoking, alcohol, and hot liquids. Reduce pain with over-the-counter pain relief medication. When eating, chew away from the affected site. It may help to follow a liquid diet for the first few days. After 24 hours, gently rinse your mouth with salt water to free the affected area of food particles after meals. Resume brushing your teeth after 24 hours as well but be careful of the affected area.
Are their complications?
Every medical procedure has risks. Fortunately, risks for tooth extractions are not common. However, if you notice any of the following, contact us or visit the closest hospital.
- Excessive bleeding
- Swelling the gets worse
- Pus near the extraction site
- Severe pain
Your best interest is always our top priority. Although we strive to save every tooth, a tooth extraction may be the best solution to maintain your oral health. Contact us today for a dental examination and consultation. We will examine your teeth and discuss options if a tooth seems unsalvageable. Call (802) 265-3604 or book your appointment online.
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- Personalized, Gentle Care
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