Almost everyone has seen cartoons or heard jokes about dental extractions and how the procedure can sometimes take a patient by surprise. At Morrisburg Dental, we believe that there should never be a surprise element to dentistry. That’s why our entire team is committed to making sure that every patient we meet has the information they need before any procedure so they’ll know what to expect during and after the treatment.
For that reason, we answer a few of the most common questions we’re asked about tooth extraction in our Morrisburg, ON dentist office below. If you don’t see your questions asked or answered, please give us a call today to speak with a member of our dental care team.
My tooth is loose, but not painful, can I just put off having it pulled? Your tooth may not be painful now, but by nature of a loose tooth, there is a high chance of infection, which could result in significant pain and periodontal disease. The pain from those two conditions could be more significant than what you’ll experience during an extraction.
My tooth is painful, but not anything that I’m unable to manage with over-the-counter pain meds, can I just continue that route? An aching tooth is nothing that should be ignored or self-managed. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, most often an infection. Left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of your body and develop into chronic health concerns.
What is the typical process for tooth extraction in Morrisburg, ON? Every patient will have different requirements depending on whether the procedure is a simple tooth extraction or a surgical tooth extraction, so there is no easy answer about the “typical” procedure. However, your dentist will take the time you need to fully understand the procedure that will be used before it even begins. You’ll also be provided with post-treatment instructions and emergency contact information.
How can I learn more about my tooth extraction procedure? When you make an appointment with Morrisburg Dental for a dental exam, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes budget and timeline information, as well as solutions to work around any dental anxiety that you may be facing. Make an appointment today to get started.