At LASER DENTAL, our goal is to not remove teeth, but we understand that some teeth are not able to be saved. Removing a tooth on a broken or decayed tooth is typically a last option. We consider Tooth Extraction only after other treatment method fails.
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How We Do It?
You might feel nervous, worried, or even downright terrified at the idea of having a tooth removed. However, Dr. Shihabur Rahman & LASER DENTAL team is here to help.
First, we’ll decide if a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment for you. We’ll do everything we can to save your tooth using restorative procedures.
However, in some cases a tooth extraction is the best option to help you:
- Fix teeth that are too damaged to save
- Relieve pain and stop decay and disease
- Maintain lifelong dental health
- Improve the appearance of your smile
Above all else, Dr. Shihabur Rahman will help you feel comfortable and empowered about your decision to take care of your dental health.
Why Are Extractions Needed?
Are you suffering from a toothache?
It may be a sign of underlying infection and disease. In some cases, this may require a tooth extraction to prevent risks to your total health.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth extractions are common and Dr. Shihabur Rahman will help you understand the procedure. He will also discuss about whether your wisdom teeth poses a risk to your dental health.
Are you experiencing chronic headaches or jaw pain?
Broken down or infected teeth may contribute to headaches and pain in your jaw. If other treatments don’t work, an extraction may provide relief.
Were you in an accident?
Car accidents, sports injuries, on-the-job accidents, and other mishaps can cause severe damage to your teeth. These situations sometimes necessitating a tooth extraction.
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What happens next?
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Tooth Extraction?
Though aftercare may differ based on the type of Extraction and location of your tooth. You can usually expect to heal in a matter of 7 to 10 days. It’s important to do what you can to keep the blood clot in place in the tooth socket. Dislodging it can cause what’s called dry socket, which can be painful. So, it is very important to follow the aftercare instructions seriously.
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Is Tooth Extraction Painful?
No, it is completely painless. We will give you painless local anaesthesia during the procedure to eliminate the pain. Also, following the procedure, we recommend pain medication to help you manage post-extraction pain. If we utilize Laser Therapy, then you will feel minimum discomfort.
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What Happens After Tooth Extraction?
Take painkillers as prescribed. Bite firmly on the gauze pad placed by your dentist to stop bleeding and allow a clot to form in the tooth socket. Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hours after the extraction. This will help to avoid dislodging the clot that forms in the socket.
Can I Go To Work After Tooth Extraction?
Unless the patient develops post-operative complications, most people can return to work on the next day of regular extraction. After Surgical Tooth Extraction of Wisdom tooth, patients may require 24 hours of bed rest. Dry sockets are the most common issues that patients encounter after having their wisdom teeth removed. Though its not very common.
How Soon After Tooth Extraction Can I Eat?
About an hour after surgery, you may remove the gauze pad that have been placed in your mouth. Be sure to eat soft foods for the first 24 hours after surgery. Avoid hot foods and drinks for first 24 hours after surgery. Also do not drink from a straw for at least first 24 hours. After 24 hours, you can eat almost everything.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Most people completely recover from wisdom teeth surgery in 24-48 hours. If your teeth were impacted or positioned in a difficult angle, it could take 4-5 days to recover. The wound left behind after surgery will be completely healed after 3 months. We will remove stitch after 7 days to improve healing.