Removing teeth is recommended for a variety of different reasons, at various stages of life. Some of the most common examples of when you might need an extraction involve situations like:
Keeping You Comfortable
Having a tooth removed can offer pain relief and the first step towards a healthier smile. Some extractions are simpler, while others may be more complex. To ensure your comfort, Dr. Syed will thoroughly numb the entire area around your tooth prior to removing it.
After your extraction, it’s important to follow your home care instructions so that the area heals properly. To reduce inflammation (and thereby unnecessary pain,) we recommend applying a cold compress to the side of your mouth on and off every 20 minutes. An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen is usually more than adequate.
In some situations, we may need to place a few sutures. If that’s the case, they will usually dissolve or need to be taken out several days later.
Is it Possible to Save Your Tooth?
Dr. Syed in Newport, NH will evaluate your entire tooth structure (including the root) and area around it to determine if an extraction is in your best interest. More often than not, people ask to have a tooth pulled without realizing there are additional considerations that go along with having a missing tooth. For instance, changes in your bite alignment are a common side effect. Dr. Syed in Newport, New Hampshire will want to replace your extracted tooth with a bridge, implant, or other prosthesis as soon as possible.
Call Newport Dentistry & Implants today to request an exam.