Tooth Extractions – West Brookfield, MA
The Virtually Painless Way to Restore Your Oral Health
Are you struggling with a painful toothache? Have you cracked one of your teeth? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then the best thing for your oral health may be to have the tooth extracted. Fortunately, our team at West Brookfield Dental offers gentle tooth extractions. A virtually painless way to restore your oral health, this treatment can alleviate your discomfort while helping you take a step toward your new and improved smile. If you want to learn more about tooth extractions in West Brookfield, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team or read on!
Why Choose West Brookfield Dental for Tooth Extractions?
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
If you have a severe toothache, you may simply want to get your tooth out! However, that might not be the best thing for your overall oral health. Whenever possible, we want you to keep as many natural teeth as you can. Of course, sometimes that’s not realistic. If a tooth has sustained severe damage and is no longer salvageable, then we will discuss other options, like a tooth extraction. Rest assured, we will provide you with the compassionate care you deserve every step of the way.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
The process of removing your tooth will depend on a few things, including whether or not the tooth has erupted. If it’s still underneath the gumline, then our West Brookfield dentist will numb your mouth thoroughly before creating a small incision. From there, we can gain access to the tooth before removing it.
If the tooth in question has already broken through the gumline, then the procedure will look slightly different. Of course, the first step will remain the same: numb your mouth and ensure you’re comfortable. From there, we’ll use a special pair of forceps to gently rock your tooth loose.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Following the procedure, our dental team will provide you with a list of specific aftercare instructions. Some general best practices you will find on that list are:
- Take prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as instructed.
- Keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing daily (be careful around the extraction site).
- Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary or alcoholic beverages.
- Use a cold compress (or towel-wrapped ice pack) to keep swelling to a minimum.
- Eat soft foods, like yogurt, applesauce, and oatmeal.
- If your symptoms get worse after three days, contact your dentist right away.