Extractions Don’t Have to Be a Painful Experience

Extractions Don’t Have to Be a Painful Experience

Posted by Dr. Lee on Oct 8 2019, 10:26 AM

Tooth extraction is a simple and quick process, and it does not have to be painful. Extractions are a necessary part of a healthy oral condition. By following the correct procedures, you can avoid pain due to extraction.

How is a Tooth Extracted?

If you have a fear of tooth extractions, then you are probably being misled. When you visit a dentist for tooth extraction, he will use local anesthesia to numb the place before removing the tooth. Therefore, you are not going to feel any pain during the extraction.

Why Or When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

If you have a tooth that has cracked due to some accident, have a root fracture, or have periodontal disease, a certain tooth cannot be saved. In situations like these, you need a tooth extraction, and it is better to go to a dentist for such steps. Expert help is often advised since they might be able not to disturb the nearby teeth during the extraction process.

Sometimes a tooth or few teeth need to be removed before orthodontic treatment to make room for other teeth to shift into a better alignment. At other times, such as getting crowns or bridges, your doctor may recommend you get certain teeth removed.

How to Avoid Post-Extraction Pain?

Regardless of the reason, if you follow the post-operation instructions carefully, you do not have to feel any pain.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

Physical activity increases blood pressure and blood flow; hence, avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours. No matter what, if you want to avoid pain, you need to keep your blood pressure down. Postpone your workout session for a day, and refrain from lifting heavy objects to let the area rest and allow it to heal properly.

Watch Out for Excessive Bleeding

After the extraction is done, your dentist may ask you to bite down on a piece of gauze for a few minutes. After removing the gauze, you may notice some blood on it, which is pretty normal and is no cause for concern. However, if the bleeding continues, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Keep the Clotting In Place

You need to get a blood clot to form in the socket where your tooth used to live after surgery. So avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or even vigorously rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours.

East burn Dentistry and Implants offers painless tooth extraction services by Dr. Daniel Lee and his team of experienced dental assistants. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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