By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
October 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

You may need a tooth extraction if your teeth are crowded, diseased, or have gone through some sort of trauma. Dr. Peter Cooper in Pasadena, CA, performs dental extractions, an oral surgery procedure, and can tell you more about them.

Tooth Extraction Procedure:

If trauma from a sport and/or overcrowded teeth are the reason you need a tooth extraction, then your doctor will need to do the following:

1. Examine the severity of the situation and schedule an appointment for the tooth extraction.

2. An anesthetics will be administered before your procedure to numb your mouth.

3. Your doctor will extract whatever is left of the natural tooth.

4. They will stitch the extraction area and place gauze to stop bleeding, and help with blood clot formation.

Post-procedure Care:

Don't eat or drink for a few hours. Don't use a straw. Use painkillers if needed and avoid smoking or drinking alcoholic beverage after the procedure. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water for constant disinfection, and call your Pasadena doctor if you're suffering from severe pain, it may be a dry socket (blood hasn't clotted properly).

Oral Surgery Benefits:

- Keeps natural teeth intact

- Restores ability to bite and chew

- Prevents jawbone degeneration, or deterioration

Caring for your Teeth:

To reduce the chances of needing a tooth extraction from diseases, here are some preventative measures to follow:

- Floss before bed and make sure you floss between each tooth and in hard to reach places like molars.

- Stop bad or poor habits like smoking, and chewing tobacco.

- Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each, holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to improve your chances of having healthy teeth.

If you think you need a tooth extraction and want to consult your doctor to see if the tooth is beyond saving, then you should call your Pasadena, CA, dentist, Dr. Peter Cooper, today.

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