Planning Your Oral Surgery
Having a tooth removed can vary from a straightforward, short procedure to a more involved oral surgery. Your unique situation will depend on the tooth’s location and integrity.
In most situations, we’ll recommend Nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel more relaxed throughout the procedure. Local anaesthetic will also be used to numb the area immediately around your tooth so that you’ll be comfortable. We will only begin your extraction once you agree that you are ready to proceed.
Plan to take the rest of the day off and eat soft foods until the extraction site has fully healed. We may recommend anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling, along with using a cold compress on and off for the first 24 hours.
Remember, regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices can help prevent the need for extractions in many cases. Your dentist can provide guidance on maintaining optimal oral health to keep your smile intact and beautiful.