Emergency Tooth Extraction Hervey Bay
Toothaches, severe decay, and trauma to the mouth can all lead to the need for an emergency tooth extraction. While the thought of having a tooth extracted can be scary, it’s important to understand that this common dental procedure can alleviate pain and prevent further damage to your mouth.
what Are Teeth Extractions?
Teeth extractions are dental procedures in which a tooth is removed from the mouth. It is also called exodontia or tooth pulling.
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical.
Simple tooth extractions: are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, while surgical extractions are performed on teeth that are not visible, such as impacted wisdom teeth.
Dental professionals will only extract a tooth where is necessary. In most cases, a tooth extraction is straightforward and can be done on the day when required and in the dental chair.
There are some circumstances where teeth extractions can become more difficult such as where teeth are broken, decayed, sitting close to a nerve or in other ways damaged.
All instructions to properly take care of the area following a tooth extraction will be given to you after the procedure has commenced.
Why a Tooth need be Extracted?
There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. Some of the most common reasons include:
Cavities: If cavities are not treated, they can eventually lead to an infection of the tooth. An infected tooth may need to be extracted.
Infection: If the root of a tooth is infected, the tooth may need to be extracted.
Tooth Crowding: If there is not enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth, one or more teeth may need to be extracted. This is often done prior to orthodontic treatment.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to erupt through the gums may need to be extracted.
Tooth Trauma: If a tooth has been fractured or damaged, it may need to be extracted.
What is the Recovery Like After a Tooth Extraction?
Recovery from a tooth extraction takes a few days to a week. During this time, it is important to take care of the extraction site to promote healing and prevent infection.
Some of the things that you should do after a tooth extraction include:
-Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day.
-Avoid drinking from a straw.
-Avoid eating hard or crunchy foods.
-Take over-the-counter pain medication, if necessary.
Tooth Extraction FAQ's
Here at Wide Bay Central Dental, we offer a tooth removal service. A tooth extraction may be necessary due to severe decay, gum disease, injury, crowding, or orthodontic treatment.
A tooth extraction can cause discomfort and swelling, but most patients report that the procedure is manageable with pain medication.
Recovery time can vary, but most patients take about 3-7 days to fully recover from a tooth extraction.
It is recommended to stick to soft foods for the first 24-48 hours after tooth extraction and gradually return to a normal diet as healing progresses.
It is highly recommended to replace an extracted tooth to maintain proper biting and chewing function, prevent shifting of remaining teeth, and preserve the health of the jawbone.
It is recommended to avoid brushing the extraction part for at least 24 hours and then gently brush around the area, avoiding direct pressure. Don’t very our dentist will give you all instructions.
No, smoking should be avoided for at least 48 hours after tooth extraction as it can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
It is important to inform our dentist of any medical conditions or medications you are taking and to follow the given instructions. It is also recommended to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the extraction..