Reasons For Tooth Extractions
Preparing for a Tooth Extraction
During the initial consultation, Alexandra Hills Dental will ask you questions about your medical and dental history. This will include medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking. Your Dentist will also take an X-Ray and examine your teeth beneath the surface of your gum line.
The X-Ray images will help show your teeth relationship to one another, especially your wisdom teeth. This imaging test will also help our dental staff determine the relationship between your jawbone, teeth, sinuses, and other important areas.
The X-Ray can also help us determine problems with your lower jaw, lip, teeth and chin in relationship to a regional nerve. It is also a way for us to confirm that you do not have gum disease.
Special Instructions Before Teeth Pulling
If you have a cough or other cold symptoms, the dentist might delay the extraction for a while. You are strongly advised not to smoke while you are in the process of healing as it can increase dry socket occurrences, which can be painful!
The Tooth Extraction Process
We will make you as comfortable as possible and help you overcome your fears before we extract a tooth from you. To make this a painless process, we administer an anaesthetic solution. The extraction procedure is very fast than what most people would expect.
The Extraction Recovery Period
Alexandra Hills Dental will make sure you understand what to expect after your tooth extraction. We will advise you to not put pressure on the area where the tooth was pulled. We also recommend that you only eat soft foods. Other tips we would provide to you is to avoid brushing, spitting, flossing and rinsing as much as you are able for about 24 hours.
We will provide you with additional instructions once you contact us about having a tooth pulled. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions about dental extractions.