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How to Prepare for Tooth Extraction

Nobody looks forward to a tooth extraction. Ideally, your local dental experts in Hollywood would find ways to preserve your natural teeth without resorting to pulling them out. However, tooth extraction becomes a necessity in cases where the damage is just too much to repair. Whether it’s due to a sudden injury or a symptom of an underlying disease, extraction may be the only viable option to protect the rest of your mouth from continued infection. Below we cover how to prepare for tooth extraction.

How to Prepare for Tooth Extraction

Today, our experienced tooth extraction specialists are here to provide valuable tips so you know exactly how to prepare for a tooth extraction before you step into the doctor’s office. The more you know beforehand, the easier the experience will be. And the more you will be set up for a smooth recovery.

Find the Type of Extraction You Need

Did you know that there’s more than one way to pull a tooth? The most common approach involves using anesthesia to numb the area and employing forceps to gently remove the tooth from its root, eliminating any injury or infection. However, your dentist may recommend an alternative solution if you are sensitive to anesthesia or have other oral health needs.

After the extraction is complete, you will be given prescribed medication and a list of recovery instructions. Make sure to wear gauze for at least a week after your in-office appointment to prevent blood clots and complications. After a few days, the swelling should go down, and you will be able to eat and drink more comfortably.

Book a Dentist Appointment As Soon As You Can

Personal consultations are helpful for those in need of some direct answers from a certified dentist. During this one-on-one appointment, you’ll learn why an extraction is necessary and how the procedure will be carried out. This is a great time to ask questions about the process, to raise concerns about potential discomfort, and to start the steps for a smooth recovery before the procedure begins.

Sometimes, the need for a tooth extraction may not be apparent until your dentist points it out to you. Familiarizing yourself with the most common signs of a tooth infection, like consistent bad breath and radiating pain from the gums, can help you get the care you need before drastic measures need to be taken. If you are able to reach your dentist early on, you might be able to save your tooth and avoid extraction altogether.

Pro Tip: Quit Smoking and You’ll Heal Faster

Your dentist will advise you to refrain from consuming alcohol and tobacco on the day of your treatment and for a minimum of two weeks after the fact. Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal. And depending on these substances means that you are likely to get an infection again. Not only are they terrible for your oral health. But both alcohol and tobacco can cause irreversible harm to your lungs, bloodstream, and other critical parts of your body. Being open and transparent with your dentist about your habits is always the best way to go.

Don’t Forget Your Buddy!

On the day of your tooth extraction, you’ll require assistance from a friend or family member. Any amount of anesthesia will cause you to be too drowsy to drive yourself home. In fact, most dentists require that you get assistance from someone before letting you leave the office.

Explore Tooth Extraction at GLO Modern Dental

Our dental experts are dedicated to educating you about the advantages of proactive oral health care. Whether you’re constantly living in pain or you are looking to detect dental problems before they get too severe, our experts have got you covered. Make an appointment with us today to learn more about your extraction options.

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