What is Tooth Extraction?
At Coastland Dental, we believe in saving your teeth first. Yet, there will be times when the best option is tooth extractions. As an emergency dentist, we don't want to extract any teeth unnecessarily. As a preferred method of treatment, our office will always try to restore a tooth before pulling it.
Are Extractions Really Painful?
Yes, getting a tooth extracted can be painful, but your dentist can and will use a numbing agent. These agents will numb down or completely remove any pain you might feel. For patients with anxiety, many dentists can use sedation.
After the tooth is pulled, it's common to feel pain. At this point, the dentist will recommend OTC pain relievers. If needed, your dentist can also prescribe pain medications to help post-extraction.
The Recovery Process
Following your extraction, expect to experience soreness and swelling for a few days. This is perfectly normal and expected. Your dentist will give you instructions on what to do at home to help alleviate the symptoms. Standard guidelines will be to take OTC pain relievers for the pain and cold compresses for swelling.
Options For Replacing The Extracted Tooth
After your tooth removal, patients ask what happens next? For patients, there are many viable options, such as dental implants, dentures, or bridges. At Coastland Dental, we recommend implants since they have a very high success rate. Implants also help you keep healthy jaw bone density.
So if you're experiencing pain, contact Coastland Dental today. We will always try to preserve your tooth and only recommend extraction as a last resort. Our dentist understands the urgency of an extraction. This is why our Burbank dentist provides same-day emergency appointments. Call Coastland Dental and get treated by one of the best dentists in Burbank.