Dental emergencies don’t come with summoning. It can happen at any time of the day or night. Is a big event of your life coming up soon? Do you’ve to travel to the country or getting married? Then it is advisable to schedule a dental check-up before the big day. For some reason, dental emergencies such as an abscessed tooth, fractured tooth, or broken dental crown always seem to happen right before a big event.
Emergency tooth extraction
Adult teeth should be last for your whole life. But things don’t always turn out the way we want. Do you have a decayed or damaged tooth beyond repair? Are you feeling a substantial amount of pain? Then, you may need to consider an emergency tooth removal. In some instances, dental expert repairs the teeth with crowns or fillings. However, if it isn’t a desirable option, an emergency tooth extraction is an ace action.
When is an emergency dental extraction essential?
A dental extraction happens due to many reasons:
- Cavities destroyed the structure of the tooth and led to excessive tooth decay.
- An infection has destroyed the tooth or bone
- There is not enough room for all your teeth
Dentists generally recommend extraction even during a partial dental eruption. Bacteria can easily seep through the visible part of the tooth (known as the “impacted tooth”) and can cause an infection. This can lead to a severe infection of the bone that surrounds and maintains the tooth. An impacted tooth will continue to grow, even if there is not enough room. This continuous pressure can eventually damage the roots of surrounding teeth. Extraction of an affected tooth can reduce the risk of infection. It prevents the surrounding bone and teeth from getting damaged.
What makes you need emergency dental uprooting?
Emergency tooth extraction cause due to various reasons, including:
- Severe tooth decay,
- Periodontal disease
- An abscess on your gums or around your teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Trauma to your jaw or teeth
- Root fractures or cracks
- Overcrowded teeth
- A broken tooth
What signs could that you need for an emergency tooth removal?
Several symptoms indicate the need for an emergency tooth extraction. Immediately, consult with your dentist if you’re suffering any of the following symptoms:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Teeth discoloration
- Severe pain in your gums
- Persistent bad taste in your mouth
- Swelling which makes it difficult to open your mouth
- White fluid or pus in gums
- Loose or uneven teeth
How is tooth extraction performed?
Before extracting the tooth, your dentist will examine your dental and medical history. Dental X-rays can help determine the length, shape, and position of the tooth and bone. With this information, your dentist will identify the problem. He will evaluate the degree of difficulty of the extraction and refer you, if necessary, to a specialist.
Before extraction, the area around the tooth will anesthetize to reduce discomfort. Dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the nerves around the tooth.
For simple dental extraction (“exodontics”) under local anesthesia, the dentist moves the tooth with a tool called “forceps” and then removes the tooth with a dental forceps. When the dentist completes the extraction, some stitches may be needed.
What happens after the extraction?
It is essential to keep the extracted area clean to prevent any risk of infection. Your dentist will have you bite into a sterilized dry tissue for 30 or 45 minutes to limit bleeding. For the next 24 hours, do not smoke, rinse your mouth thoroughly.
Pain and discomfort are often felt after tooth extraction. In some cases, your dentist will advise you to take painkillers and may even prescribe if necessary. Applying an ice pack for 15 minutes can also effectively relieve pain. Try to avoid hot drinks. The day after the extraction, your dentist may advise you to rinse your mouth with warm salt water gently. In most cases, the discomfort will subside in three to fifteen days. If the pain is very severe, your mouth may swell, bleed, or have a fever, contact your dentist.
Are you in pain and looking for emergency dental care? Count on us. We provide effective emergency tooth extraction services in San Diego. Our strenuous staff will go whole the nine yards to make you comfortable throughout the treatment.