At Lisle Family Dentistry, our highest priority is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. But there are times when tooth removal is necessary. If you need to have a tooth removed, we provide fast and effective services to help you maintain the highest levels of comfort during this treatment.
There are several reasons why a tooth removal treatment might be necessary:
How will it feel when you get your tooth extracted? Your comfort is our highest priority at Lisle Family Dentistry. So, we use modern technology and treatments to minimize your discomfort as much as possible.
A tooth removal appointment starts with a local shot to numb the area. Then, the dentist carefully removes the damaged tooth. You might feel pressure as the tooth is coming out, especially if the tooth is impacted.
After your tooth gets extracted, it’s normal for the socket to bleed for a while. Follow the dentist’s instructions for holding gauze over the socket to encourage the formation of a blood clot and proper healing.
The healing time varies depending on the patient’s overall health, the type of surgery, and the location where the tooth is removed. Most of the time, when a tooth is extracted recovery lasts for 1 to 2 weeks.
Aftercare is essential to promote healing. Follow the care instructions such as applying ice packs to help with swelling, gently rinsing with salt water, eating soft foods, not using a straw, and limiting activities for the first few days after treatment.
Not only does tooth extraction leave a noticeable gap in your mouth, but the empty space can also result in other complications. Talk to our team about restoration options to minimize the long-term effects of tooth extraction. For example, a dental implant can reduce the risk of bone loss.