Tooth Extraction at Taher Family Dental
A tooth extraction is a common dental procedure necessary for various reasons like decay, infection, or fractured roots. At Taher Family Dental, we provide expert care for patients needing tooth extraction without having to refer them elsewhere. Though we emphasize preventive care, extractions are sometimes the best option for oral health.
Why Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is typically needed due to:
- Severe decay or damage.
- Infections or pain.
- Impacted teeth.
- Making room for braces or other dental treatments.
Recovery and Care Post Extraction
Post extraction, patients might experience some discomfort. However, with proper care, the healing process is smooth. Here are some recommendations:
- Bite on gauze for 15-30 minutes post-extraction. Replace when saturated.
- Avoid straws and spitting for 3 days.
- On the extraction day, consume cold soft foods and avoid hot, crunchy, or sticky items.
- Refrain from alcohol-based mouthwashes for a week. Use a saltwater rinse after three days.
- Continue brushing and flossing surrounding teeth.
- If a bone graft was added, avoid vigorous rinsing for three days.
- Contact Taher Family Dental for symptoms like excessive swelling, escalating pain, or any unusual occurrences.
Important Statistics & Facts
With over 20 million tooth extractions annually in the U.S., it’s crucial to understand the procedure:
- The predominant cause for extraction is severe tooth decay.
- Simple extraction is the most common type, involving a single tooth’s removal.
- Bleeding is the most frequent complication post-extraction.
- Though rare, complications like dry socket or nerve damage can occur.
If you or a loved one requires a tooth extraction or has concerns about the process, contact us at Taher Family Dental for expert guidance and care.