Our dentists believe that it’s always preferable to save a natural tooth, nonetheless there are some cases when it’s not possible. If you have a tooth that is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. Additionally, wisdom teeth often need to be extracted to make room in your jaw or improve your dental health.
Yes, getting a tooth pulled can hurt. Nevertheless, your dentist will usually give you some kind of anesthesia during the process to eliminate the pain. They may also prescribe you some pain medication afterwards to help you manage the pain and recover faster.
In most cases, your dentist will inform you to relax for about 24-48 hours after the treatment. This is to ensure the treatment area heals somewhat during this time. However, it can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks for the soft tissue in your mouth to heal completely.
When it comes to your body you need to maintain it to feel like the best version of yourself. For your teeth, this means brushing and flossing every day to ensure your teeth are in the best condition. However, things do happen and sometimes a tooth extraction may be needed regardless of how well you maintain your teeth. With that said, if you treat your teeth poorly you are more susceptible to potential tooth extraction, so make sure you maintain those pearly whites!
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