Tooth Extraction and What to Expect

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Does the thought of having your tooth removed cause you to have flashes of painful images and anxiety? Unfortunately, there may be an instance when you will need to undergo the procedure. But remember, over the years, advancements in dental health care were made to make everyone have a more pleasant dental experience.

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure wherein the dentist will remove the severely damaged and infected tooth to preserve your overall dental health. There are several reasons why a tooth needs to be extracted. These may include impacted tooth, crowding, and extreme decay or infection of a tooth that cannot be repaired by a filling or root canal treatment. The dentist may offer you possible alternatives if a tooth extraction is not badly needed.

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What to expect in your tooth extraction procedure?

Upon hearing the word ‘tooth extraction,’ we would often think of gruesome situations connecting to it, letting the fear slowly creep in our system. Here at Haake Family Dental, we will provide you a comfortable experience during your tooth extraction procedure. We offer sedation dentistry services such as oral sedation, laughing gas, or IV sedation as a way to help you be comfortable and relaxed. Expect to feel pressure during your tooth extraction procedure, but you will not feel the pain. After the removal of the damaged tooth, the dentist will give you a gauze pad to bite down on the wounded area. This gauze pad will help the stoppage of bleeding on the extraction site.

The recovery time will depend on how complicated your tooth extraction procedure is. Aftercare treatment is vital for it to heal quickly and to avoid any further complications. By religiously following post-extraction care, the affected area will recover as soon as possible and will reduce the risk of infection.

Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us at Haake Family Dental. We have a caring and dedicated staff to help you feel pleasant during your Teeth Extractions procedure in Overland Park, KS. You may call or visit us at 4601 W. 109th St. #222, Overland Park, KS 66211.