You might end up needing to have one or more teeth pulled if you have any of the following conditions:
Dr. Wu provides you with a local anesthetic to numb the area so that you won’t feel anything during the extraction.
If desired and safe, Dr. Wu might offer sedation dentistry, so that you will be relaxed and might even be semi-conscious during the extraction. If you’re having more than one tooth pulled, she might use both nitrous oxide and a local anesthetic.
After administering anesthesia, Dr. Wu gently removes the affected tooth from your mouth.
If you’re having impacted teeth removed, this involves cutting into the gum to reach these teeth. Dr. Wu will place a gauze pad over the affected area to help with bleeding. You might also have stitches that dissolve on their own.
After you have a tooth extraction, you’ll need to keep the area protected from the occurrence of dry socket, which happens if the blood clot in the empty socket comes loose. If you have a dry socket, you might need to have a dressing put on it.
It’s common to have some discomfort after you’ve had a tooth removed. You can ease this by taking over-the-counter pain medications, restricting your activities for a couple of days, and putting ice on the affected area.
You should also avoid:
All of those activities can loosen the blood clot in the socket.
It takes roughly one or two weeks for the area to heal, although it can take longer for new tissue to grow.
Dr. Wu might recommend installing an implant or other replacement tooth to prevent problems, such as chewing problems. These replacement teeth can also improve your appearance, especially if your missing teeth are in the front of your mouth.
If you think you might need a tooth extraction, please contact Issaquah Premier Dental in Issaquah, Washington, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wu.
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