We will do everything to save your teeth. Sometimes, however, that isn’t possible. When that happens, we’ll need to perform a tooth extraction. We know this type of appointment can be disconcerting, especially for patients with dental anxiety. If this type of treatment makes you uncomfortable, we offer sedation dentistry. This will allow you to get your tooth extracted in a relaxed state of mind. Click here to learn about our sedation dentistry options.
After a Tooth Extraction
After the procedure we’ll have you bite down on gauze for about ten minutes to a half hour to make sure there is no bleeding. After you leave, try to avoid strenuous activity for a few hours. If you’re in pain, some ibuprofen or acetominophen will be sufficient if it is a simple extraction. If you’ve had a surgical extraction, you may need something stronger. It is normal to have some residual bleeding. If you have thick bleeding with clotting, you’ll need to put more pressure on the site with the extra gauze we’ll provide. Do that in forty-five minute cycles. If you get through two cycles and it doesn’t stop the bleeding, contact our office.
Replacing A Tooth After Extraction
After your tooth is extracted you’ll want to replace it. Generally, the ideal replacement is to get an implant. Nothing else comes as close to the same function and appearance of natural teeth. Click here to read our page on dental implants. We will discuss all your options, including dental bridges and removable partial dentures, so you’ll be in a position to choose the best option for your situation. Call our office at (847) 362-6540 to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer to you may click here to request an appointment online.