Stress-Free Tooth Extractions in Chesterfield, MO
Chesterfield Dentistry offers a wide variety of restorative services, including dental extractions. Our team can expertly remove any tooth that is causing problems, including wisdom teeth. We can also replace the tooth or teeth with implants or dentures if necessary. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with our team, please contact our front office!
How painful is a tooth extraction?
Patients are often apprehensive about having one or more teeth extracted, which we totally understand. Before a tooth is extracted, a local anesthetic will be injected into your gums to completely numb the tooth and the area surrounding it. You will likely feel some pressure, but it won’t be painful. If you are nervous about your appointment, or even dental services in general, Chesterfield Dentistry offers nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas), which can make your tooth extraction procedure more pleasant.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
You should plan to take at least two or three days off from work or school, or even more if you are having several teeth removed at once. This is because rest and recovery after a dental extraction is essential for the gums to heal properly. Too much activity can cause the blood clot that forms in the socket after a tooth extraction to come loose, which can be very painful and complicate the healing process. You will want to have an ice pack and pain medication on hand after your procedure, as well as plenty of soft foods to eat for the next several days.
Do I really need a tooth extraction?
Tooth extractions are one of the more invasive restorative treatments that dental practices offer, so if a dental extraction has been recommended to you, it’s likely your best option. Sometimes teeth incur an excessive amount of damage and are too weak to be repaired. In other cases, a tooth is crowding the other teeth and causing alignment issues, which is often the case for wisdom teeth. Regardless of the reason, our team at Chesterfield Dentistry would be happy to help you restore your smile. Schedule your next appointment with us today!Schedule Appointment