Dental Extractions (Painless removal of teeth)
Is removal of teeth painful?
Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. In some instances, your dentist may use a strong general anesthetic. This will prevent pain throughout your body and make you sleep through the procedure.
How many teeth can be extracted at once?
The removal of many teeth at one time is quite different than the extraction of one or two teeth. Because the bone must be shaped and smoothed prior to the insertion of a denture, the following conditions may occur, all of which are considered normal: The area operated on will swell reaching a maximum in two days.
What not to do before getting a tooth pulled?
Eat soft foods like yogurt, soups, and applesauce. Slowly add solid foods as thetooth extraction site heals. Avoid the tooth extraction site when brushing and flossing your other teeth. Take painkillers as directed by your dentist.
Does gum disease go away when teeth are removed?
If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. This can cause them to become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist.
How painful is a dry socket?
A dry socket is a condition that may result after a tooth extraction if the blood clot that normally fills the socket is lost. The dry socket leaves underlying nerves exposed, which is very painful. The condition is treated by a dentist who cleans the wound and places a special dressing into the socket.
Can I drink water after tooth extraction?
Water, juice, milk, Gatorade/Powerage, are the best. Do not drink any carbonated beverages for at least 4 days following surgery. Please do not smoke cigarettes, use straws, or do any forcible spitting or rinsing for 72 hours after surgery. This cansometimes cause the blood clots that form to dislodge.
How long do you have to wear gauze after tooth extraction?
Generally, you only need to leave the gauze in place as long as the site is actively oozing or bleeding. We recommend leaving the gauze in place, with direct biting pressure, for about one hour. After an hour, remove the gauze and evaluate the surgical site.