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Tooth Extraction in Springfield

Tooth Extraction: What to expect when having your teeth removed.

If your dentist decides that you need teeth pulled, it is a rather simple surgery conducted by either your dentist or an oral surgeon. There are several reasons why you might need a tooth pulled. Some of the most common causes include dental decay, infection or discomfort, damaged or broken teeth, and removal to allow other teeth to develop for individuals who opt to wear braces.

What to expect during the process?

You will have a simple or surgical extraction depending on whether your tooth is visible or impacted. A tooth is completely removed from your mouth during the process.

A basic tooth extraction would be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the region around your teeth so that you just feel pressure throughout the surgery. Your dentist will use an elevator to loosen the tooth and forceps to extract it. Under both local and intravenous anesthetic, your dentist or oral surgeon will make a tiny incision into your gum and may need to remove the bone surrounding or cut your tooth before extraction.

What happens after?

When the teeth are extracted and the process is finished, you should be able to go home the same day. You may be given antibiotics and it may take a few days to heal, but here are a few pointers during the first two days of aftercare to avoid infection or gum disease:

  • Get a lot of rest
  • You should avoid washing your mouth
  • Straws should not be used
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • There should be no hot food or drinks

Kelly Dental provides a wide list of aftercare options and answers to any queries you may have following surgery, but please contact us if you have any concerns.

If you are having any of the aforementioned dental difficulties and believe you require a tooth extraction, please call us for a free consultation.

Call Kelly Dental at (+1) 417 881 1213, or visit our contact page to book an appointment. If you want to learn more about Tooth Extraction Treatment in Springfield, MO, visit our Kelly Dental today.