Tooth Extraction Riverside
Tropic Dental Care
…. where your smile is our smile
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
As we mentioned above, getting a tooth pulled in the 21st century is far from what it used to be. Nowadays, we use either numbing local anesthetic or sedation to ensure that you feel absolutely no pain during your procedure. Once you are number, tooth removal can actually be only a matter of a few minutes, depending on the tooth you need taken out. Wisdom teeth extraction can sometimes take a little longer, as the teeth may still be beneath the gums or in unusual positions.
After your tooth extraction, you can return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you if you had any kind of sedation. Even if you did not, having someone drive you can still be a good idea so you aren’t distracted by lingering numbness or any soreness. Speaking of, there can be some soreness, stiffness, swelling, and bleeding at the site of the extraction. However, these are normal and can clear up in a matter of a few days most of the time. Some lingering swelling and stiffness can take a bit longer to go away.
- Severe tooth pain?
- Persistent jaw pain or stiffness?
- Visible gum disease (or history of gum disease)?
- Gums that are significantly swollen or discolored around a tooth?
- Bleeding from gums around a tooth?
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth?
If you think you need a root canal, we strongly recommend you call our office or use our online form to set up your appointment today. In a case where the infection might be considered an emergency, we even offer patients the option for same-day emergency dentist appointments. In any case, the sooner you come in for treatment, the better your results can be. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and give your smile the premium care and treatment it deserves.