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Tooth Extractions in Burbank, CA
Removing your teeth can sometimes become a compulsion even after adopting preventive measures regularly. When you visit DNA Dental Studio, we will first discuss all the other possibilities with you. Every effort will be made to help you out. Your well-being is our primary concern and it takes an upper hand while taking any decisions relating to the treatment process. Some patients prefer sedation with oral surgery. All such options can be incorporated into your treatment if required. We assure you that every single step will be taken to make sure that the surgical procedure is comfortable, no matter how minor it is.
Some teeth can be removed with ease. Here at DNA Dental Studio, we take pride in letting you know that our professionals make the patient go numb before the process with the help of modern anesthetics. Dr. Dino uses specially designed instruments to remove the tooth once the anesthesia settles in. You will also be informed about the required medications and the post-operation instructions that can help the healing process.
We are known for providing the best solution to patients. Apart from discussing the alternatives of tooth extraction, our professionals will also provide you with effective teeth replacement options to go for as well.
The Process of Extraction
Removing teeth can be really painful. Hence, sedation is used to make the patient feel no pain or discomfort. It will let you relax during the extraction process. Sedation is a great way to cope up with dental phobia or anxiety. It is often termed as “sleep dentistry” as well. But, this term is not accurate in its true sense. The patient generally stays awake in case of most kinds of sedation dentistry. You are only going to sleep when the dentist uses general anesthesia.
SECTIONING A TOOTH
Some teeth cannot just be extracted traditionally. The need for teeth sectioning emerges in such situations. These teeth are either very firmly attached to the socket or have curved roots, causing difficulty in removing them. As the name suggests, sectioning a tooth involves the dentist cutting the tooth into sections and removing each section, and removing one section at a time.
After tips of Tooth Extraction
The formation of a blood clot is very common in the case of tooth extraction. It genuinely helps to reduce the bleeding and as a result, initiates the first stage of the healing process. It is advisable to bite down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the treatment. If doing so also doesn’t stop the bleeding, try biting down on the gauze for another 30 minutes. You might have to do this multiple times to stop the bleeding.
Make sure to never dislodge the blood clot once it is formed. Keeping a few things in mind is important to ensure this. They are:
- Do not drink alcohol
- Do not smoke
- Do not use a straw
- Do not brush
All the above-mentioned “don’ts” are applicable for the first 72 hours after the extraction. These activities not just dislodge the clot but also act as a hindrance in the healing process. It is also recommended to not indulge in any physical activities for the first 24 hours. The reason behind it is pretty simple. Physical exercise increases blood pressure and as a result, can lead to bleeding from the site of extraction.
Do not panic if you experience pain or inflammation after the extraction. These after-effects are pretty common. You can apply an ice pack to the affected area. This will not just reduce the swelling but also alleviate the pain. The swelling is supposed to stay for 48 hours after the extraction. You can also take the medications prescribed by your dentist.
Consumption of medicines is an effective way to get relief from pain. If the prescribed medications do not yield effective results, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Also, it is necessary to take the antibiotics for the prescribed time. Eat nutritious food on the very day of tooth extraction.
Your routine can be resumed after 24 hours of the treatment. Do follow the important steps related to oral hygiene maintenance such as brushing, flossing, or rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash. You need to know that a clean mouth can be the key to a speedy recovery.
Start participating in your daily activities after a few days. Call us if the pain or swelling persists even after 2 to 3 days.