Know When to Expect a Tooth Extraction
If you’ve suffered tooth trauma or you have a toothache due to untreated decay or infection, you may need a tooth extraction to keep your smile healthy. A damaged or abscessed tooth can quickly lead to more serious problems affecting your oral and even physical health if the root cause is gum disease. At You Smile Dental, our goal is always to save a natural tooth, but when this isn’t possible, a tooth extraction is the next best option. Our dentist provides comfortable tooth extractions in Fremont and Santa Clara, CA to quickly remedy your tooth pain and preserve your smile. With sedation dentistry, a calming atmosphere, and affordable pricing, we’ll make your tooth extraction, and the path to better oral health, surprisingly simple.
A Comfortable Tooth Extraction Process
What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction
Special Post-Op Instructions
After any tooth extraction, it’s crucial that you take careful steps to ensure the recovery process goes as it should. A blood clot often forms inside an empty tooth socket during healing. If this doesn’t occur or if the blood clot is dislodged, it will expose the bone and nerves beneath. This results in a painful complication called dry socket. You can prevent dry socket and ensure a healthy recovery by following the post-op instructions you’ll receive for your surgery.
Your tooth extraction also doesn’t have to be the last stage of your treatment. We will often recommend that our patients replace their extracted tooth with a dental implant rather than a dental bridge. The only permanent tooth replacement, dental implants look and act just like natural teeth due to their similar structure—post (tooth root) and restoration (tooth crown). This tooth will look completely natural next to your existing teeth and provide all the same health and functional benefits. It’ll be as if you’d never had a tooth extracted in the first place!
Lingering tooth pain?
Don’t wait! Schedule your consultation today.