Preserving Your Oral Health Through Tooth Extraction
At Winnipeg Square Dental, we never want to extract a tooth, but sometimes it’s necessary. Whether due to crowding, tooth decay, or excessive disease of the tissue surrounding your teeth, there are some instances when we’ll be preserving your oral health by removing one or more teeth.
We know tooth extraction and removal is an unpleasant thing to think about, but don’t worry! We’ll perform your extraction in a comfortable setting under anaesthesia and oral sedation, if desired. Our goal is to make a potentially unpleasant experience into one that you’ll get through without fear or worry.
When a tooth is extracted, bone loss can occur that makes future implants or other restoration difficult. We can preserve your bone socket by filling it with a bone growth compound! This will preserve the mass of the bone in the area and keep your surrounding teeth secure and healthy. It will also make future choices easier by ensuring your mouth is healthy and stable!
After your teeth extractions, you’ll probably experience some sensitivity. Take any prescribed painkillers, and use an ice pack to reduce swelling. It’s important to keep a few things in mind to help yourself heal quickly and easily:
- Be careful not to disrupt the blood clots that form in your sockets! Don’t put excess pressure on your mouth through using a straw, smoking, spitting, or anything else that can cause suction.
- Be careful when brushing your teeth – don’t disturb the socket!
- Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours. Slowly add solid foods back to your diet as you heal, but be careful of the extraction site!
If you think you need a tooth extracted, it’s best that we see you soon! The longer you wait, the more painful and difficult it can become!