A toothache can have a bad habit of interrupting your busy schedule. At the Steele Creek Dentist, we take care of you with speed and efficiency while keeping your comfort in mind. Our patients occasionally need to have a tooth extracted, and our team can help you have a pleasant dental experience.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- A severe toothache or pain.
- Swelling around a tooth, including one that feels loose.
- Your tooth has turned gray.
At our office, the dentist will examine your teeth to find a treatment just for you. We want you to be pain-free again! Visit us in Matthews, NC, to find out how you can get back to your normal, busy schedule.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
For a tooth extraction, we provide localized anesthesia so you don’t feel pain during the treatment. After your tooth has been extracted, should avoid drinking through straws for 24 hours. You should also avoid smoking or using any tobacco product for a couple of days.
We might recommend pain medication, depending on your situation. We’ll also talk to you about eating soft foods, how to rinse gently, and brushing around the extraction area. If you have swelling or mild pain, apply an ice pack to the affected area.
Following steps like these can prevent complications like dry socket. Disturbing the healing process exposes the bone to the air and can cause pain. If you have problems with pain from dry socket, give us a call.
After an extraction, some patients might be concerned about the aesthetic of their smile. We offer dental bridges and dental implants to fill in the gaps in your smile so you can get your confidence back.
Call Us Today!
Don’t put off treatment for a minor problem that could turn into a major dental issue. Call us today to schedule an appointment.