As a family dentist in Hollywood, patients often ask, “Can a tooth extraction be avoided?" It’s understandable since no one wants to have their tooth pulled unless there’s a benefit. At GLO Modern Dentistry, our office believes in preserving your teeth whenever possible. We do not want to extract your teeth and only consider it a last resort. If you have damaged or painful teeth, our preferred treatment is restoration. We are restoring and preserving teeth with crowns, veneers, or root canal therapy.
Physical trauma and accidents can happen at any moment. Sometimes these incidents can severely damage the physical structure of your tooth. It is damaging them beyond repair.
If you’ve been experiencing pain and tooth discomfort, one cause can be infection. Putting off seeing the dentist can lead the infection to damage your tooth beyond repair. So extraction is needed to prevent the infection from spreading.
All young adults will eventually have their wisdom teeth grow out. In many instances, the wisdom tooth can grow in an awkward position resulting in a painful impaction. Due to the lack of room in the jaw, the wisdom teeth will need to be removed.
At Glo Modern Dentistry, we understand that patients have real fears of getting a tooth extraction. Lots of people have concerns growing up about getting their teeth pulled, being horrible. The good news is that an extraction isn’t as bad as you might think. With modern pain management, patients don’t feel any significant pain with removal. Dr. Kalasho will apply a local anesthetic to the affected tooth.
At your tooth is pulled, expect to feel soreness and see swelling for several days. This is a quite common and perfectly natural occurrence. These symptoms can be controlled with Ibuprofen and a cold compress. Our dental office also encourages patients to eat soft foods a couple of days after. Foods like jellos, and yogurts to help ease the transition to solid foods later on after healing.
If you’re in severe pain or think you need an extraction, contact our office today. We offer same-day emergency appointments. For your convenience, there’s early morning and later afternoon times. Don’t wait to see the dentist. Many times a tooth can be saved from extraction. Call us to see the best dentist in Hollywood today.
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