There are many reasons as to why your dentist would recommend a tooth extraction, including:
Firstly, your dentist will take an X-ray of your whole mouth. This allows them to see exactly where the problem is and the position of your teeth. Wisdom teeth, for example, can grow at an angle which allows your dentist to decide upon the best method of removal. Your dentist will look at your medical records to ensure you’re not allergic to anything before the procedure.
Your dentist can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area surrounding your tooth during a simple extraction. The oral surgeon may use intravenous (IV) anaesthesia instead during a surgical extraction. If IV sedation is used by your oral surgeon, make sure you have a ride home after the procedure because it will not be safe to drive.
Once your mouth is numb, your dentist will widen your tooth socket and gently loosen your tooth before they remove it. Sometimes your dentist may need to put a stitch in the empty socket to help it heal. When you have a tooth extracted, you can feel some pressure in your mouth, but it should not be painful. If you feel some discomfort, immediately let your dentist know.
If you’re in pain with your teeth or gums, call Sharma Dental Center today and our team will be happy to help.