Gentle Tooth Extractions in Travelers Rest, SC
At Paris Mountain Dental, we always want patients to keep as many of their natural teeth as possible. However, there are times when a dental extraction is truly the best treatment option for the patient, and we are happy to help patients restore their smiles using our gentle dental extraction procedures. We also perform wisdom tooth removals and offer excellent tooth-replacement options if necessary. To learn more or to schedule your next appointment, please give our office a call!
Why do I need a tooth extracted?
There are a few different reasons why one or more teeth may need to be extracted. Wisdom teeth are often removed because there is not enough room on the jaw for all of the teeth to fit comfortably. Other reasons a tooth may need to be removed include:
- Excessive Decay or Trauma
- Damage from Periodontal Disease
- Crowding and Damaging Other Teeth
- Impaction; Tooth Has Not Grown In
- Necessary for Orthodontic Treatment
Do dental extractions hurt?
Our team always applies a topical anesthetic to the gums near the tooth that is being extracted, which completely numbs the affected area. You may feel some pressure on your teeth during the procedure, but you won’t be in pain. We will work with you to ensure that you feel as little pain as possible after your treatments by providing detailed aftercare instructions. If you are nervous about your appointment, our team also offers nitrous oxide sedation, which can help relieve dental anxiety and make your visits more relaxed and pleasant.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
We recommend that patients plan to take at least two or three days off from their normal routines after a dental extraction to fully rest and recover, especially if they lead very active lifestyles. After that, you will still want to take it easy and continue eating soft foods as the extraction site continues to heal. Too much activity too soon can cause the clot in the socket to come loose, which can be painful and essentially starts the healing process over again. You should not drink anything through a straw during this time for the same reason.