Why Do Dentists Sometimes Recommend Tooth Extractions?
There are a few reasons why our dentist may recommend pulling a tooth or teeth. Perhaps the tooth has been damaged beyond repair, gets in the way of other dental procedures, is infected, or poses the risk of becoming infected. If our dentist, Dr. Kevin Ward, recommends tooth extraction for you, we guarantee that we will try to make the process as comfortable as possible, and that it will make a positive impact on your oral health. Our use of local anesthetics will make sure you are pain-free throughout the dental extraction process, and we will give positive support after the procedure.
What to Do After You Have a Tooth Extracted
There are a number of things you should do and avoid doing after having a tooth pulled. Choosing to ignore these warnings could potentially lead to serious oral health problems:
Only take painkillers prescribed by Dr. Ward, and do not take a higher dosage than prescribed
Apply ice to avoid swelling
When brushing your teeth and tongue, avoid the extraction site
Do not smoke, spit, or drink from a straw in the days after the extraction
Eat only soft foods such as applesauce or yogurt, and gradually work in more solid foods as the extraction site continues to heal
Rinse mouth with warm salt water daily, beginning 24 hours after the tooth is pulled
Call Dr. Kevin Ward for Any Questions About Tooth Extractions
If you have any questions or concerns about the tooth extraction procedure, call our dentist, Dr. Kevin Ward, today. Our dental office is located in Hedgesville, WV, and we have served patients from Berkeley County, Jefferson County, Morgan County, and beyond. We strive to provide our tooth extraction patients with the utmost comfort during the procedure. Contact our experienced dental staff today to set up a general dentistry appointment or tooth extraction in Berkeley County.