Extracciones Dentales

Usted y Dr. Noffert puede determinar que necesita un tooth extraction por varias razones. Algunos dientes se extraen porque están gravemente cariados; others may have advanced enfermedad periodontal, o se han roto de una manera que no se puede reparar. Es posible que sea necesario extraer otros dientes porque están mal colocados en la boca (such as impacted teeth), o en preparación para un tratamiento de ortodoncia.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problemas con la articulación de la mandíbula, y dientes moviéndose, que puede tener un gran impacto en su salud dental.

Para evitar estas complicaciones, en la mayoría de los casos, Dr. Noffert will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Extraction Process

En el momento de la extracción, el médico deberá adormecer su diente., hueso de la mandíbula y encías que rodean el área con un anestésico local.

Durante el proceso de extracción sentirás mucha presión. Esto se debe al proceso de balanceo firme del diente para ensanchar la cavidad para su extracción..

Siente la presión sin dolor ya que el anestésico ha adormecido los nervios deteniendo la transferencia del dolor., Sin embargo, los nervios que transmiten la presión no se ven profundamente afectados..

Si siente dolor en algún momento durante la extracción, háganoslo saber de inmediato..

Sectioning a Tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

Después de la extracción del diente, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.