If you are facing discomfort due to infection or a broken tooth that is non-restorable, the only option left for you might be getting that tooth extracted. However, before you resort to this option, you may consult a dentist for a tooth repair and only go through with the extractions if all the other options fail to deliver.
Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of discomforts. They can cause problems for the adjacent tooth and embed into the jawbone, whether they are in or just coming in with angulation impacting other teeth as well. If faced with such a situation, a dental surgeon can extract the affected teeth and save you from continuous irritation.
There are many reasons poor oral health; however, the common ones are:
1. Infection: Deep-seated infections in the tooth's pulp can cause severe toothaches and pain. While root canal therapy is often the solution, extractions are unavoidable when the infection prevails, ensuring relief and preventing jawbone complications.
2. Decay or Trauma:
Accidents lead to tooth trauma, demanding immediate attention. Filling or dental crown options may be explored, but if decay persists, extractions become imperative to curtail further damage to the tooth and its surroundings.
3. Gum Disease:
Periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss, results from extensive plaque or tartar buildup around the gum line. Extraction may be required when the gums recede, creating infected pockets. Early intervention can save teeth and prevent discomfort.
4. Wisdom Teeth Woes:
Wisdom teeth, prone to misalignment, can cause pain and misalign other teeth. Smile Experts Dental adeptly removes wisdom teeth, whether erupted or impacted, promoting oral harmony and preventing future issues.
Usually, there are two types of basic tooth extraction based on the condition of your tooth.
A dry socket is a very painful condition that can take place after a tooth extraction. After the dentist removes the tooth, a blood clot will form. If the clot comes loose (or does not develop at all), you will get a dry socket. It is very important to take good care of the extraction site to prevent this from happening.
The following is a list of things you should do to avoid a dry socket:
Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol
Do not suck on anything (such as candy) or use a straw
Do not smoke
Avoid vigorous physical activity
Do not rinse or spit
Avoid very hot or cold foods and drinks
Avoid hard, crunchy foods as wells as nuts and seeds
The following is a list of things you should do to help the site heal properly after the dentist extracts the tooth:
Remain upright as much as possible
Get plenty of rest
Consume soft foods
Drink your fluids
Take over the counter pain medications as needed
Apply ice to your face to reduce swelling
You can stop using gauze after tooth extraction when the bleeding has completely stopped, which typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
You can eat soft, cool, and non-spicy foods about 24 hours after a tooth extraction. However, follow your dentist’s specific instructions for your situation.
You should avoid brushing the extraction site for the first 24 hours after the procedure. After that, you can gently brush your teeth, being careful around the healing area.
Avoid using mouthwash for the first 24 hours after a tooth extraction, as it can interfere with the healing process. After that, consult your dentist for specific recommendations on when and how to use mouthwash.