Extraction Instructions from Sheer Smiles
Tooth Extraction Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Tooth extraction is the complete removal of a toothOur tooth extraction instructions will help with tooth removal. Which is the complete removal of a tooth from the part of the tooth that you can see to the roots that are in the jawbone. Damage caused by tooth decay is the most common reason for a tooth’s extraction. Other reasons for removing a tooth include infection or injury. Therefore, removing the tooth can help keep an infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth. And some teeth may be removed to prevent or correct crowding in the mouth.
Dentist or Oral SurgeonAbove all, your dentist or an oral surgeon, who specializes in surgeries of the mouth, can remove a tooth. It can be done in the dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office. The dentist first numbs (freezes) the area around the tooth. You may also get medicine to help you relax. The dentist uses a special tool to grasp the tooth and lift it out of the tooth socket. You may feel a tug on the tooth as it is being removed. If the tooth breaks while being pulled, or if it doesn’t come out in one piece, the dentist uses other tools to remove the rest of the tooth. After that, the tooth comes out, you will be given a piece of gauze to bite down on. Similarly, this will help stop bleeding. In addition, you may need stitches. You will be told if and when you should come back to have the stitches removed.
Tooth Pain, bleeding or swellingYou may have some pain, bleeding, or swelling afterward. The dentist may give you medicine for pain. The pain should steadily decrease in the days after the extraction.
A blood clot will form in the tooth socket after the extraction. The clot protects the bone during healing. If that blood clot gets loose or comes out of the socket, you may have a dry socket, which exposes the bone. A dry socket may last for several days and can cause severe pain. If you get a dry socket, your dentist can treat it with medicine. Here are some tooth extraction instructions to follow.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Some bleeding is to be expected following extractions. Have your child bite on gauze for half an hour.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Do not spit forcefully and avoid using a straw for 24 hours.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Discolored (red or pink) saliva maybe apparent for 12-24 hours.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Gently clean and brush the teeth and around the extraction site.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Eat and drink on the opposite side of the mouth for 24 hours. Encourage liquid consumption and soft to normal diet as tolerated. Avoid anything too hot (tea, hot soup, hot cereals, etc) or too spicy for the rest of the day.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] If necessary, review the extraction instructions and take some Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain. Follow directions on the package for the correct dose.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Slight swelling is common following extractions. If some swelling does, occur, apply an ice bag or towel filled with cracked ice on the affected area, ten minutes on and off for 2-3 hours.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] In case of continuing pain, uncontrolled bleeding, rapid swelling, or anything else that concerns you about the extraction, please contact us at 972-433-0535. Follow the extraction instructions and call us.
About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.
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