Tooth Extractions in a Comfortable Setting
Tooth extraction doesn’t particularly sound exciting, but it’s important to know that the process is low-risk and is relatively painless.
Depending on your unique case, an extraction can be completed by an experienced dentist or an oral surgeon. The recovery time is minimal and the extraction site usually doesn’t take a long time to heal.
Reasons For a Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the most common reason for getting a tooth extraction procedure and this is typically handled by an oral surgeon. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth are impacted and it stops your teeth from growing in normally.
In some cases, a dentist may recommend an extraction to make room in the mouth for proper tooth alignment. A tooth might need to be extracted when it is badly damaged or decayed. In these cases, an extraction will prevent infection and relieve pain.
The Recovery Process
Your dentist will send you home with clear instructions on how to properly care for the extraction site in the hours and days following your tooth removal. Some patients may need to cover the area with gauze.
For those experiencing pain after the procedure, the dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe medicine to give some relief in the days following your procedure. The gums should be fully healed within a few weeks, as long as the site is kept clean. After the site is headed, you might be interested in replacing the missing tooth with an implant, bridge, or denture.
Schedule a Fort Collins Tooth Extraction Consultation
If you are in the Fort Collins, CO area and you think you made need a tooth extraction, consider visiting East Harmony Dental. After assessing your case we may decide to refer you out to an oral surgeon. Contact us today!