Sometimes, you need a tooth extraction due to disease, decay, or trauma. Although it’s common to feel uneasy about tooth extraction, the dentists at Hendersonville Family Dental will make sure you feel comfortable and safe throughout the entire process.
Reasons a Tooth May Need Extracted
Our number one goal is to save the biological tooth. In some cases, however, a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment. Here’s a list of common reasons a tooth may need to be extracted:
- Trauma or decay
- Crowded teeth
- Gum disease
- Wisdom teeth
What to Expect
Before the extraction, we’ll administer a local anesthetic to reduce your pain and discomfort. The numbing will remain for several hours after the extraction. After the procedure is completed, we’ll send you home with thorough after care instructions. You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Your dentist may prescribe you with pain medication in case you feel sore. If you have any of the following issues after your tooth extraction surgery, call Hendersonville Family dental immediately:
- Fever or vomitting
- Severe pain, swelling, and bleeding
- Worsening pain
Once the tissues are completely healed, we can fill the space with a dental implant or dental bridge.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to avoid possible infections. Some patients need their wisdom teeth removed as early as 12 or 13 years old. Other patients can wait until early twenties.