Getting a tooth pulled is a last resort. At Dental Specialty Associates, we do everything in our power to help you to retain your natural teeth. That starts, of course, with prevention of tooth decay. We recommend daily brushing and flossing, a nutritious diet, limiting sugar consumption, and trips to our office twice per year for a complete exam that includes x-rays and a teeth cleaning. But sometimes, losing a tooth becomes unavoidable. And when that happens, you can depend on our tooth extractions in Bowling Green.
When you have to get your tooth removed, it can be an emergency. This may be due to severe pain. We don’t want you to suffer needlessly and you that’s why we offer urgent care when you need an emergency dentist. Just call us and we will make every effort to have you treated as quickly as possible. Pain, along with sensitivity to hot or cold beverages, tooth discoloration, and tender gums may all be present. The first option will be to save the tooth through root canal therapy. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, so that’s when we will suggest our tooth extractions in Bowling Green.
If you’re nervous, we understand, but let us assure you that your tooth will be removed with the least amount of discomfort possible. Our dentists are highly-skilled and experienced and modern methods and equipment have made the process much smoother. Of course, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb you during our tooth extractions in Bowling Green. Afterward, stitches may be required. Gauze will be offered to stem any bleeding, which is a perfectly natural thing after having a tooth pulled.
You will get detailed instructions on how to proceed for the next 24 hours. Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription strength versions are the ideal way to manage any pain you feel after the anesthetic wears off. You should use an ice pack, holding it on the outside of your mouth on the side where the tooth was removed. This will assist in reducing both pain and swelling. We recommend rinsing frequently with warm salt water. You should take it easy for the remainder of the day after our tooth extractions in Bowling Green, avoiding any physical exertion, and confine yourself to soft foods.