Having a tooth pulled can be necessary for many reasons. For safe and gentle tooth extraction, patients in Oradell, New Jersey can visit Dr. Schmutter at Oradell Family Dentist.
A tooth may need to be extracted when it’s too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be saved or repaired. Other reasons for extraction can include a making more room in a crowded mouth. This is generally needed when a tooth cannot break through the gum because there is not room in the mouth for it. If a tooth is infected it may need to be pulled to prevent the infection from spreading.
Before a tooth is extracted, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If more than one tooth is being pulled the dentist will use a strong, general anesthetic to pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure. If the tooth is impacted, it will be necessary to cut away gum and bone tissue that’s covering the tooth before it’s extracted. Sometimes, a hard-to-pull tooth must be removed in pieces.
Once the tooth is extracted, gauze will be packed into the empty socket to stop the bleeding. Sometimes stitches might be needed to close the gum edges over the extraction site. Recovery from an extraction typically takes a few days but can be minimized when following the specific aftercare instructions. Those instructions can include:
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