Tooth Extraction Haverhill MA
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth that may be severely decayed, damaged, or impacted. Some cases of periodontal disease will require tooth extraction as well. Our main objective is to always save teeth but sometimes removing a tooth is better for your oral health. Tooth extraction can be a simple pulling removal technique. If the tooth breaks or has not emerged completely, it will need to be removed in pieces.
What are the reasons for tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction Haverhill MA may be considered if a tooth is severely decayed, damaged, or impacted. A common example are wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth can be painful to some patients but they also cause more issues. Your other teeth are more vulnerable to decay, gum disease, and teeth shifting. As a result, wisdom teeth cause more dental work if not removed.
How can I prevent a tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth occur in most people and will always be recommended for extraction. But, you can help protect your other teeth with proper dental care maintenance. This prevents decay and gum disease which can lead to extraction.
Is this procedure safe?
Tooth extraction is safe and commonly performed. However, should you notice any of the following symptoms, contact us or go to the nearest hospital.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Severe pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Fever, nausea, or vomiting
Teeth extraction needs proper care to avoid infection and promote healing. After your procedure, wait 24 hours before cleaning your teeth. Rinse with warm salt water to clean the area of food and bacteria. Use ice packs and over-the-counter medication to reduce swelling and pain.
Maintaining your dental examinations and teeth cleanings help avoid teeth extraction. Let’s schedule yours today and identify any underlying issues that need attention. Call (978) 373-1231 or book an appointment online now.