Our permanent teeth are meant to last us a lifetime, but there are number of reasons why a tooth would require an extraction. The most common reason is that the tooth has become damaged due to decay or trauma and the remaining tooth structure is non-restorable. Another less common reason is that the patient is requiring orthodontic treatment; and removal of teeth is required to make necessary space. In either case your Skygate dentist will provide you with their best recommendations on how to proceed.
What To Expect With An Extraction
Before the extraction, it will be necessary for your dentist to gently numb the area. The first process is to place a topical numbing gel, followed by the anesthetic. Your dentist will then test around the tooth that will be extracted to make sure area is completely numb. The dentist will not proceed with the extraction until you are comfortable and ready. Once the area is completely numb, the tooth will be extracted. You will feel pressure throughout the procedure, but should not feel pain. After the tooth has been extracted, the dentist will give you a packet of gauze to help apply pressure. This will aid the formation of a blood a clot; helping to stop the bleeding from the extracted tooth.
After the extraction the dentist will discuss the post-operative instructions. This will be provided with detailed take home instructions to best care for the healing process. This will include pain management procedures to make the healing process as smooth as possible.
Should you require a work certificate this can be provided if needed; every circumstance is different, but factoring in sometime to rest and recover after an extraction may be necessary.
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