Why would you need to have your tooth removed?
The reasons for extracting your tooth can be different, and most often those are:
A tooth completely destroyed by decay
A tooth that is affected by periodontitis
A tooth which has to be removed before having braces so that the rest of the teeth have enough space
A tooth which has to be removed before some of the prosthetics procedures
Every tooth removal is done in local anesthesia, and all you can feel during the extraction is the pressure that affects that tooth. You will not feel any pain during your tooth removal. After tooth extraction, when the effect of anesthesia is done, if you feel any pain, you can take some of the analgesics that we recommended to you. Antibiotics should not be taken after the regular tooth removal unless we prescribe it to you.
Tips after tooth removal:
Do not eat until the effect of anesthesia is completely done
Do not eat or drink anything that is warm
Do not swoosh any fluids in your mouth
Wash your teeth regularly, just pay attention to the part of the jaw where the tooth is removed, so that you do not get hurt
Do not sleep on that side
If you swell, put something cold on that part of your face
If you feel a very bad taste in your mouth, or notice that the wound is bleeding, let us know
If your pain does not go away after you take the analgesics let us know Life Smile Dental by Dr. Navarreteat (305) 558-6832 or request an appointment through this page
What happens after a tooth is removed from your mouth?
Each extracted tooth should be compensated in order to have a nice balanced bite. The teeth that are located next to the tooth that has been removed will begin to lean into an empty space.
These are the procedures that can help you have a new tooth again:
Have an implant
Make a bridge
Have a denture