What is a tooth extraction? This is the removal of a tooth, often times because of decay or disease. Have you been considering a tooth extraction in Wilmington? Visit our offices at Wilmington Dental Studio today to find out if this is the best course of action for you.
Why might a tooth extraction be necessary? Most times, an extraction is needed because of trauma to the tooth, crowding, or disease. A crowded mouth can cause teeth to shift and can result in pain or a change in your smile. The most common teeth extractions are the wisdom teeth. These are often extracted before or soon after they come into the mouth.
At Wilmington Dental Studio before we begin the extraction process, we will take X-rays to determine a plan of action for removing the tooth. Then you can schedule an appointment at our Wilmington office to come in for the removal. Before pulling the tooth, our dentists may give you a local anesthetic to numb the area.
After the extraction, doctors at Wilmington Dental Studio will provide you with instructions on how to care for the extraction site. Often, bacteria can enter into the site so that antibiotics may be prescribed. It is recommended after the surgery to rest and let your mouth heal on its own. Avoid vigorous rinsing and solid foods that may be hard to chew. Stick to soft foods or liquids until you feel like you can handle more solids. It is also important to note that smoking should be avoided following your surgery. The chemicals in cigarettes can negatively affect the healing process. Follow up appointments may be scheduled to check the healing and progress of the extraction site.
Here at Wilmington Dental Studio, we want to ensure that you and your family receive the very best dental care in Wilmington. If you think that you may need a tooth extraction, make an appointment at our Wilmington office today! Our dentists would love to meet you and provide you with the quality dental care that you deserve.