Preparing For A Tooth Extraction

When you get a Dental Extraction, to provide the best experience, we need you to know what to expect during the procedure, the needed preparations, and how to recover.

There are many reasons for your teeth to be extracted. Learn why your teeth will need to be extracted so that you’ll know what to expect. Here are other reasons you need a tooth extraction:

  • The teeth are blocking the neighboring teeth from coming out.
  • The baby teeth have not yet fallen that prevents permanent teeth from taking place.
  • The tooth has decay in the tooth that can be at risk of infection.
  • There’s a space will be needed for orthodontic treatment.
  • The tooth has decayed severely and the only solution is to have it extracted.

Before getting the procedures, your oral health professional will take an x-ray of your teeth. This will give them an idea of your health and plan out what needs to be done. You’ll also be asked any questions necessary for this procedure. Questions such as your current medications are important to determine if it affects anesthesia. Your professional may also ask about your medical history so make sure to be honest and tell your specialist if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Adrenal disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Congenital Heart disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Artificial joint
  • Impaired immune system
  • Hypertension

Those that aren’t in the list, feel free to ask your specialist if it could affect your dental procedure.


When Are Antibiotics Prescribed?

To make sure that the procedure goes smoothly, your dental professional will prescribe antibiotics particularly when:

  • The length of the surgery can take longer than usual.
  • The patient’s immune system is weak.
  • There is a certain medical condition that could risk the process from going out smoothly.

Read Common risks of tooth extraction treatment.

Things To Avoid Before The Procedure

  1. Make sure to not smoke during the procedure.
  2. If you have a cold, you need to get healed first before your teeth will be extracted.
  3. When you are experiencing nausea or is vomiting right before the treatment, tell your dental expert as you may need a different kind of anesthesia. Your specialist may also need to reschedule until the issue is resolved.
  4. Have someone to drive you home particularly if you are receiving general anesthesia.
  5. When you are receiving intravenous anesthesia, do not drink, or eat for at least 6 hours before procedure..

If there are any problems, seek your oral surgeon immediately. Make sure to talk your oral surgeon particularly if:

  • There is excessive bleeding.
  • Swelling lasts for more than four days.
  • Numbness in the area after 48 hours.
  • Pain medication issues.

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