Why would I need an Extraction?
There are several reasons why someone might need an extraction
The first would be if your tooth is impacted. This means that the tooth does not break through the gums. This may be because there is not enough room in your mouth, or because teeth may become twisted while trying to emerge.
Another reasons why a dentist might suggest an extraction is when teeth cannot be repaired due to damage, disease, or decay. When disease or decay occur it can cause the teeth to lose support therefore breaking easier.
If a dentist determines that there is not enough room for all the teeth, especially when preparing for orthodontic treatment, they may suggest an extraction as well.
When you get an extraction it is important that you take care of the area until it is healed properly. Extractions can range with healing times, but always make sure to keep the area clean, and avoid irritating it in any way. By doing so, your recover time will be a lot faster! A salt- water rinse can be very helpful in keeping the area clean, but you may need to wait until the day after the procedure to start rinsing. It may also be helpful to use an ice pack after the procedure. This is can reduce swelling.
Eat soft foods like yogurt, pudding, soup, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, and avoid using a straw for the first 24 hours.
Over all an extraction can be easy to recover from if you use caution and follow the directions of the dentist! We will provide you will safe and easy extractions!
Extraction Form & Post Op Instructions