How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

Posted by Dr. Reading on Nov 23 2021, 05:26 AM

Thinking about having your teeth extracted can make you nervous or frightened. Tooth extraction is a simple procedure that our skilled dentist at Reading Pediatric Dentistry in West Jordan, UT does only when it is the best option for your dental health.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

The removal of teeth from the tooth socket in the alveolar bone is known as dental extraction. Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is to remove teeth that have become irreversible owing to dental decay, periodontal disease, or oral trauma, particularly if they are accompanied by toothache. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause recurring gum infections and may need to be extracted if previous conservative treatments have failed.

What Is the Procedure for a Tooth Extraction?

Simple Extraction

The extraction of a visible tooth in your mouth is referred to as a simple extraction. Your dentist will numb the tooth and gum tissue before extracting the tooth with an elevator and extracting it with dental forceps during a basic extraction.

Surgical Extraction

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure that is used to remove a tooth that has broken off at the gum line or has not yet entered the mouth. The dentist will make a little incision in your gum and remove the underlying tooth during a surgical extraction.

What Should You Do Before Having Your Teeth Removed?

Inform Your Medical History

Before having a tooth pulled, you should discuss your medical history with our dentist. This way, we can ensure that any issues that may arise during your treatment are addressed and that you receive the best care possible.

Medication for Anesthesia and Pain

You will be sedated during the dental extraction to ensure your comfort. Before the tooth extraction, you can chat with our dentist about the many sedation options accessible to you so that you can choose the best one for you. If you've previously been sedated, please notify our doctor if you have any negative effects.

Avoid Eating Before Surgery

You should not eat or drink anything for 12 hours before the surgery. This will help to reduce nausea during and after the surgery. You should also contact our dentist if you have a medical condition, like diabetes, and refrain from biting on the extraction site for a few days after the procedure.

For more on the convenient and painless tooth extraction services we offer to patients in West Jordan, UT, contact Reading Pediatric Dentistry. You can reach us at (801) 282-6901 or 3895 W 7800 S #203, West Jordan, UT 84088.

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