Tooth extraction? Why? Shouldn’t my teeth be permanent? We agree with you, your teeth are called permanent teeth but as with most things in life, things do happen. You know when you make a long list of plans and life happens, changing everything, that’s what happens when you lose a tooth/teeth.
Amongst many factors, dental caries is one of the major things that can steal your teeth away. It causes a different kind of pain especially when it has eaten down to the pulp of your teeth. In order to relieve the pain, a tooth extraction would likely be considered. Don’t panic, we wouldn’t let that tooth off if we don’t have options for alternatives. There are different alternatives to helping you replace that tooth. To get started or speak to a dentist kindly contact us through our live chat on smile360ng.com or call +2348181360000 or +2348181360023, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If the extraction is inevitable, your dentist will discuss it with you in your consultation and what you should expect. Here are 5 tips to bear in mind to prepare you for your tooth extraction procedure.
Tooth Extraction Procedure: Sharing Complete Medical History
When you go for your tooth extraction procedure, it is important to share your complete medical history, should you have any health condition which may rule you out as a candidate for a tooth extraction procedure. This is important because there is a strong connection between overall health and oral health. So if you have any health condition, it prepares the dentist and informs him of the proper steps to take.
In addition, knowing your medical history helps the dentist to ensure that whatever medications you’re taking, assuming you have a health condition, doesn’t interfere. For example, some medications change the clotting characteristics and consistency of the blood, such as Aspirin and Warfarin. Such medications may need to be ceased sometime before the procedure to minimize the risk of prolonged bleeding.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Pain Before and After the Procedure
The pain factor is enough to make anyone drag his feet when it comes to tooth extraction. If you’re having such fears, dispel them with the reassurance that your dentist will likely give you anesthesia or sedation when undergoing your tooth extraction. If you’ve had anesthesia before, it’s a good idea to let your dentist know if you experienced any side effects from it. From this knowledge, the dentist can prepare a suitable medication plan that will ensure your comfortability. Furthermore, painkillers are usually prescribed to make your recovery process as pain-free as possible. As you will find out when you eventually go for your tooth extraction procedure, you have nothing to worry about.
No question is Too Silly for Your Dentist
As with any medical procedures, never be ashamed or embarrassed to ask. After all, this is your life we are talking about and it is important to ask. And that’s why doctors are generally very friendly and easy to relate with. And dentists are no different. It’s their job to make you as comfortable as possible. So go ahead!
Not Eating Before the Procedure
In order to prevent nausea during and after the procedure, you need to avoid eating anything 12 hours prior to the procedure. This might probably be a tall order for people living with diabetes, but let your dentist know if you have any condition that might make this impossible for you.
Subsequent Care after the Procedure
You need to prepare yourself for some numbness in your mouth region. This is because you may find it difficult to feel some parts of your mouth, usually your tongue and cheeks until the anesthesia wears off. In addition, you should avoid brushing the area of extraction, mouth rinsing of any form, and spitting forcibly for the moment. Also, soft foods are your best bet after the tooth extraction procedure. Your dentist will definitely suggest soft foods suitable for you as you go on to full recovery. Your posture while lying down is also important. Endeavor to keep a pillow close to your to prop your head up.
For most people, tooth extractions can be a herculean task, loaded with anxiety, however, with the right dentist and a comfortable environment, it should be much easier to deal with. To book an appointment with us or to find out more facts about tooth extraction, kindly contact us on live chat on smile360ng.com or call +2348181360000 or +2348181360023, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.