A dentist recommending a tooth extraction sounds like a worst-case scenario. While it can be intimidating, it’s also one of the most routine procedures in dentistry. That's because extractions are necessary for the preservation of the rest of your teeth. The result is not only pain-relief and a healthier mouth too. No need to be scared, Prince Dental Care is uniquely equipped with the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to make your extraction as quick as painless as possible.
Ideally, permanent teeth stay permanently. However, certain factors and health conditions can make it necessary for a tooth to be removed, here are some of those reasons:
Trauma: If a tooth breaks near the gum line due to damage caused by an accident, there are instances in which there is not enough material to make a restoration feasible. In these cases, a dentist may recommend an extraction.
Severe Infections: When a tooth infection is left unchecked and happens to extend to the pulp, which lies at the center of the tooth, it can threaten to spread further and cause even more damage to the surrounding teeth.
Crowding: If space is limited in your mouth for a tooth to grow and making it difficult to proceed with a teeth-alignment procedure, an extraction is often recommended to free-up space.
Immediately following the surgery, you are likely to experience mild swelling and discomfort that can last three to four days. The swelling will significantly reduce after the first day, and patients can usually resume a regular diet at this point. In rare cases, swelling may persist for two weeks after surgery. Everyone is different, so talk to your dentist if you have any concerns during your post-operation check-up.
If you’re in good hands, then extractions don’t have to be as scary as they sound. And guess what! There are no better hands than the experts at Prince Dental Care. Contact us today for a consultation!
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