Each tooth extraction is determined on a case-by-case basis. Usually, opting to remove a tooth will come down to one of the following issues:
Recovering from Oral Surgery
Tooth extractions can be simple or more complex. Depending on the type you need, you’ll likely want to take the rest of the day off. Extractions like wisdom tooth removals may need several more days of rest before you get back to your normal activities.
Keep several soft foods on hand and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the tooth was extracted. Applying a cold compress to the side of your mouth and taking ibuprofen can help to reduce swelling, which is the most common cause of discomfort.
After Your Tooth Extraction
When we remove a tooth, the extra space in your bite can throw off the equilibrium of the rest of your teeth. Over time, they’ll start to shift, lean, or even “super-erupt” in an effort to find a biting partner.
To prevent orthodontic complications or TMJ issues, it’s best to replace your extracted tooth as quickly as possible. Our Claremont dentist offers a variety of restorations including dental implants to help you maintain a functional and aesthetic bite that you can rely on.
Schedule a consultation at 3 Stone Dental Claremont to find out if a tooth extraction is the best thing for your smile’s future.
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