Removing a tooth is never Dr. Asay’s first choice, but unfortunately, sometimes it is the only one in cases of severe dental decay or damage. He understands that this procedure can make many people feel very nervous, which is why he’s happy to share that for most patients, they actually end up not feeling anything at all! He takes extra special care to ensure they remain comfortable the entire time, and if necessary, he can replace the extracted tooth right away to minimize any time spent with an incomplete smile.
While our team’s primary goal is to help our patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible, the following situations may call for one or more to be removed:
At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we provide two distinct kinds of extractions:
Some minor soreness and swelling around the treatment site are normal after an extraction, but Dr. Asay will prescribe you pain medication to ensure you remain comfortable. You’ll be instructed to NOT drink with a straw, spit, or rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours to ensure a blood clot is able to form in the area. This will allow you to heal properly and prevent a complication called a dry socket, in which the jawbone and sensitive nerves are left exposed.
After 3-4 days, a patient’s mouth should start to feel normal again, and within a week, they will be able to resume their normal diet and daily activities.