Placerville Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction at Placerville Dentistry is almost completely painless. Our dentists are true professionals pulling teeth. Indeed, patients often ask us, “Is the tooth out?” after we’ve already completed the procedure. They simply didn’t feel a thing.
Before we delve deeper, let’s tell a popular joke we love:
A man comes to the dentist for a checkup. The dentist says to him: Ooh, you need an abstraction! And the man replies: An abstraction? You mean you’re going to pull my tooth? To which the dentist says: Mm, kind of.
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Now down to business. A dental patient may need to undergo tooth extraction for many reasons. The most common one is when a tooth has been damaged beyond repair and must be removed. Other reasons include:
- Severe gum disease
- Tooth decay that has reached the nerve
- Teeth crowding
- Wisdom teeth removal
Having a tooth pulled is a very common procedure. In the United States, about 50% of adults over the age of 20 have had at least one tooth extracted.
The good news is that tooth extractions are typically very safe and almost fully painless. At Placerville Dentistry, our dentists use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure a quick and easy extraction.
We understand that many people are anxious about having a tooth pulled. But with our years of experience, we can assure you that you will be in good hands.
The extraction procedure is usually very simple. The dentist will numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia. Then, he or she will use special instruments to loosen and extract the tooth. In some cases, the dentist may need to cut the gum tissue around the tooth in order to remove it. When this happens, gum stitching may be required. Like the extraction itself, you’ll barely feel when the dentist sews you up. In about five days to one week, you’re back for another appointment to have the stitches removed.
Once the tooth is out, the dentist will clean the area and apply a bandage. You may experience some swelling and discomfort in the days following the extraction. The dentist can provide you with pain medication to help ease the symptoms.
You should avoid eating anything crunchy or hard until the area has healed. It is also important to brush and floss your teeth carefully in the days following the extraction.
Will The Socket Bleed a Lot After the Extraction
There is usually some bleeding after a tooth extraction, but it shouldn’t be excessive. If you experience significant bleeding, please call our office.
In most cases, the socket will heal on its own. However, in some cases, the dentist may need to place a bone graft or other type of healing to limit the amount of tissue loss.
The dentist will probably tell you that it is okay to start brushing the affected area a few days after the extraction. Just be sure not to scrub too hard.
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