Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled. There are many reasons why our dentists may recommend tooth extraction in Coppell, Texas. If a patient has a crowded mouth, extraction may be necessary to prepare for orthodontic treatment. Also, patients with crowded mouths may not have enough room for new teeth to grow in properly. If a new tooth becomes impacted, or trapped between the gums and the jaw, our dentists may recommend extraction. Our dentists can even perform complex extractions, like impacted wisdom teeth. In the case of a tooth that is too badly infected to be treated with root canal therapy, our dentists may pull it. For patients who have compromised immune systems, even the risk of infection is reason for extraction. If a patient has gingivitis that has caused the loosening of teeth, our dentists may extract them.
After extraction is performed, our dentists will send you home to recover. The following tips can help your recovery to be as comfortable as possible:
- Take painkillers as prescribed by our dentists
- Bite on a gauze pad to reduce bleeding
- Use an ice bag to reduce swelling
- Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Deore and Dr. Park, contact Coppell Smiles today.