It is always our goal at Dental Care 4 U, to keep your teeth healthy, but unfortunately, there are times when the best treatment is to remove a tooth. When this happens, we will do everything possible to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
There are a variety of reasons you may need a tooth extraction. Sometimes, there is too much damage to save it. Other times, a tooth grows in a way that it can cause damage to other teeth. In some cases, a tooth may need to be removed before orthodontic treatment.
When having a tooth extracted is your best option, we will take every step to make sure you are comfortable. Getting teeth pulled is generally a simple procedure that will have you back your routine very soon. We use a local anesthetic to numb the area. The healing process starts right away, but expect about seven to ten days for the wound to completely heal. Keep the wound hydrated and rinse with warm salt water.
Be very careful not to disturb the blood clot that forms. Avoid hard and sticky foods at first. Brush and floss as normal, but be gentle around the wound. If you have continued pain after the tooth is pulled, ask our dentist about approved pain medications.
At Dental Care 4 U, our first priority is to save a tooth whenever possible. If you need to have a tooth extracted in South Holland, call us today at (708) 232-0403 to schedule an appointment.