The easy tooth extraction in Bucktown
What is tooth extraction?Tooth extraction refers to painless removal of tooth or tooth roots with minimum trauma to the surrounding tissues so that the extraction socket wound heals uneventfully. Dr. Elseweifi has extensive oral surgery training.
What is tooth extraction used for?A patient usually comes complaining of Toothache. Tooth extraction is usually performed for the following reasons:
What are the types of tooth extraction?There are two types of extractions:
What to do before tooth extraction
Follow-Up after tooth extractionHaving a tooth taken out is surgery. You can expect some discomfort after even simple extractions. Usually it is mild. Research has shown that taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can greatly decrease pain after a tooth extraction. These drugs include ibuprofen, such as Advil, Motrin and others.
Surgical extractions generally cause more pain after the procedure than simple extractions. The level of discomfort and how long it lasts will depend on how difficult it was to remove the tooth. Your dentist may prescribe pain medicine for a few days and then suggest an NSAID. Most pain disappears after a couple of days.
A cut in the mouth tends to bleed more than a cut on the skin because it cannot dry out and form a scab. Therefore, some persistent bleeding is normal after an extraction. Expect your saliva to be tinged with blood for several hours.
Anesthetic feeling: It shouldn't be a matter of worry if you feel numb even after surgery, as the period of numbness depends upon the area and dosage where anesthesia was given. So, it may vary for 6 hours to as long as a day. Make sure not to chew or bite something from that area.
Nausea: Feeling of nausea is also common after extraction. There are situations when anything you eat goes out. To get rid of nausea, take a teaspoon of Jell-O mix and 4 ounces of water, every minute until the feeling is gone.
Post-operative care for a tooth extractionWe will give you detailed instructions for post-operative care after extraction on what to do and what to expect after your surgery. If you have any questions, make sure to ask them before you leave the office.
Socket Preservation After Tooth ExtractionDr. Elseweifi recommends immediate implant placement after tooth extraction. If immediate implant placement is not possible, he recommends socket preservation (also called socket grafting) immediately after tooth extraction.