If you’re scheduled for a tooth extraction in the upcoming months, or you’ve been thinking about one, OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics in Houston is more than ready to assist you.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be pulled. Some common reasons are:
During a typical extraction, a local anesthetic will be injected before beginning the procedure. Depending on the patient, a heavier sedation method may be applied during this time as well.
This anesthetic will numb the area where the tooth will be extracted. The tooth will be elevated and grasped by dental instruments, then rocked back and forth to loosen the tooth so it can be removed.
Gauze will be applied following the tooth removal, and Dr. Arthur may even apply self-dissolving stitches to the area.
When recovering from a tooth extraction in Houston, TX, it’s important to treat your mouth with extreme care. If painkillers are prescribed from OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics, be sure to take these according to the instructions on the packet. You may find it beneficial to ice the area as well.
If treated with care, you’ll soon forget you ever had a tooth extracted!