Extractions In Cherry Hill, NJ
Teeth are in function for biting, chewing and teeth also maintain your jaw structure. It’s a dentist’s first priority to save and help you restore and preserve your natural teeth for those reasons. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. Dr. Lee will make sure you are comfortable with your extraction procedure. She will walk you through every step of the procedure for tooth extraction, and you can discuss beforehand the use of local anesthetics.
A dental extraction is a procedure of removing a tooth from your mouth. It takes place after one of your teeth is damaged beyond repair because of any of the following circumstances:
Severe tooth decay
Advanced gum disease
Beginning to affect the nearby tissue and bone structures of mouth
Blocking other teeth from coming in
Wisdom teeth are routinely extracted
A Few Simple Guidelines For Tooth Extractions and Bone Grafts
Your dentist may give you instructions to follow after an extraction or bone graft. It is essential to talk to your dentist if you have any questions or experience any problems. Here are some guidelines to help to heal, prevent complications, and make you more comfortable after an extraction or bone graft:
Before the extraction, you will be given an anesthetic to numb you and reduce your discomfort. Your mouth will remain numb for a few hours afterwards. Do not to bite your cheek, lip or tongue. Do not eat any foods that require chewing.
Your dentist may use gauze to limit bleeding which also help a blood clot to form. Leave the gauze in place. If the pad becomes soaked with blood, replace it with fresh gauze. Dampen with clean, warm water and place it directly on the extraction area.
Do not disturb the site with your tongue.
Do not disturb the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket! This is part of the healing process!
Do not use a straw for a day.
Do not drink alcohol or use mouthwash.
Do not smoke.
Do not exercise.
Do not clean your mouth, except you may brush your other teeth and tongue.
Make sure you take your medication as directed if your dentist has prescribed it to you.
Swelling and Pain
To help reduce swelling and pain, use an ice pack or cold compress to your face, but not for too long.
When to Call Dr. Lee
If you experience fever, nausea, ongoing bleeding or pain, call Dr. Lee or head to the emergency room.
If you have to have sutures removed, Dr. Lee will tell you when to return to the office.
If you are looking for pain-free quality dental care in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, then look no further! Dr. Lee of Kingston Family Cosmetic Dental Center provides excellent services using the most advanced technology to give you the brightest smile!
Call us at (856) 795-9007 to learn more or book an appointment today!