Many people avoid going to the dentist for procedures such as tooth extractions or wisdom teeth removal because they are overwhelmed with fear of the unknowns. Our team at Kryzak DDS wants to transform your dental experience by providing you with a relaxed and comforting dental experience.
Rely on our dentist in Jefferson Park to make your tooth removal process seamless and pain-free. We take pride in making our patients feel comfortable every step of the way; answering questions, and providing our patients with the tools that they need to feel at ease during their time in our office.
Teeth may need to be professionally extracted for a multitude of reasons, including making room for adult teeth to go in, infections, breaks, trauma, and many more. Before the tooth is pulled, our dentist in Jefferson Park will make sure that you aren’t able to feel anything before beginning the procedure. In the case of extreme dental anxiety, we are happy to utilize a strong general anesthetic in order to help you feel relaxed and to prevent pain.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The majority of people have wisdom teeth, which are permanent adult teeth that are located in the four back corners of your mouth. There is often not enough room in your mouth for wisdom teeth to stay there forever, which results in our dentist in Jefferson Park needing to remove your wisdom teeth. Plus, these teeth can cause pain and other complications if they are not removed in a timely manner.
Before your wisdom tooth removal, you will be given some form of anesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel any pain. Depending on how nervous you are for your procedure, you may opt for sedation anesthesia as opposed to local or general anesthesia.
Following a Tooth-Removal Procedure
The steps following a tooth removal procedure are important in determining how the healing process progresses. Make sure to minimize activity and manage pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Drink a lot of fluids, but don’t do so through a straw, as this could cause a dry socket to develop. Eat soft foods like oatmeal and yogurt following the procedure and avoid brushing your teeth, rinsing your mouth or using or spitting mouthwash to help the healing process to start.
When to Call Our Dentist in Jefferson Park
If you experience severe pain, difficulty swallowing or breathing, excessive bleeding, fever, persistent numbness, a bad taste in your mouth that is not going away, oozing or blood or pus in nasal discharge, you’ll want to schedule a follow-up appointment at your earliest convenience.
For more information on tooth removal or to schedule an appointment, contact our team at Kryzak DDS today.