Dental extractions should never be done to avoid treatment, but only as a last resort when treatment has either failed or is likely to be ineffective in achieving the desired results. However, there are times when it is unavoidable. At Essex Street Dental Care, you can be assured that the removal of a tooth is done with gentle care and expertise.
Our Wakefield extractions are performed under sufficient local anesthesia so the area around the tooth is numb. When the tooth has been fully taken out, you will be given gauze to stem any residual bleeding. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural to have a small amount after oral surgery. Our dentist provides you with a list of basic guidelines that you should follow to assist optimal healing and help you avoid the possibility of any complications. For one thing, stick to only soft foods that do not require chewing. You only need do so for the first 24 hours. Common examples are gelatin, pudding, and broth. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water frequently. If you have any discomfort when the anesthesia wears off from our Wakefield extractions, you can take over-the-counter pain relief medication. An ice pack held against your mouth is helpful to manage swelling. It is also important to replace the lost tooth, and an implant is the ideal solution. Having empty space permits your other teeth to shift, leading to possible discomfort and your jaws becoming misaligned. Furthermore, it can be a cosmetic deficiency. Under some circumstances, it’s possible to place the implant post immediately after the removal of your tooth. Either way, implants last for a long time; maybe even for life.
To schedule an appointment for our Wakefield extractions, all you need do is call our office. We will have you seen as quickly as possible.