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FAQs About Tooth Removal

July 18, 2021 | Blog

There are multiple reasons for having a tooth extraction. No matter what your reason is, Gulf Coast Dental is here for you. We promise comfort, compassion and excellence to our customers, and our team of dentists is here to provide you with quality care for your teeth. That’s why we offer tooth extraction services for our clients. We’re here to provide you with the care you need and to answer any questions that you may have.


What should I expect?

When performing a tooth removal, your dentists provide a form of anesthetic that will help to reduce the feeling in your mouth. While this anesthetic may reduce your pain, you will still probably feel pressure as your dentist works.


After providing an anesthetic, your dentist will then loosen the tooth being removed by enlarging the socket that it is in. Once there is enough room, the tooth will be removed, and your dentist will clean and close the socket.


How long does it take?

The length of the tooth removal process can vary depending on the patient and the reason for the removal. For a better understanding of how long the process will take to complete, you should consult with your dentist.


The length of the process also depends on how many teeth are being removed. The more teeth that are extracted, the longer it will take to complete everything.


Why should I get a tooth removed?

There are multiple reasons that you may need to have a tooth removed. Some examples of these reasons include tooth decay, tooth damage and wisdom teeth that cause discomfort.


By having a tooth removed when necessary, you can help keep your mouth healthy. There are different benefits to having an extraction done, depending on your reason for the procedure. An example of one benefit is that removing a rotting tooth will prevent decay from spreading to more teeth. Additionally, if the tooth was causing you pain and discomfort, getting rid of the tooth will eliminate this problem from continuing in the future.


If you have a tooth that is creating a negative impact on your life, you should go to your dentist to see if tooth removal is necessary.


What happens after?


After your tooth removal, you’ll likely experience pain and discomfort. You can use an ice pack or heating pad in order to soothe the area, and you should eat soft foods that will not irritate your mouth. Pain from your tooth removal can also be helped with over-the-counter pain medications.


You should also be sure to keep your mouth clean as your gums recover. This can be done by rinsing your mouth with saltwater as you are healing.

During your healing process be sure to rest and avoid activities that could aggravate your gums. If there is any severe or long-lasting pain, fever, bleeding or swelling after your procedure, you should call your dentist immediately.


Having a tooth removal can be daunting, but Gulf Coast Dental is here to make the process as easy as possible for you. Visit our website to see how we can improve your dental health!

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