There are times when an emergency tooth extraction may be necessary. In these instances, there is usually an infection or uncontrollable discomfort that requires the immediate attention of a skilled dentist. So, what are the instances where you should seek an emergency tooth extraction from your dentist?
If you have an extreme abscess with damage to the tooth, you may need an emergency tooth removal. Teeth that have become compromised in terms of their integrity and present an immediate risk to the patient’s health may need to be removed. Emergency dental procedures can happen during office hours or after office hours. If you need emergency tooth removal after hours, be sure you know your dentist’s policy for emergency procedures and if they provide them after office hours.
Emergency tooth extractions are pretty straightforward. The dentist will administer a numbing agent to the area to prevent further discomfort. The dentist will then use special tools to remove the tooth manually. Once the tooth has been removed, the dentist will thoroughly clean the area. They will then provide antibiotics and perhaps medication to control pain after the procedure. The dentist will also provide you with aftercare procedures and a follow-up appointment.
Your tooth removal recovery process may take several days and require you to follow the dentist’s specific instructions to avoid any further problems or discomfort. Once the area has healed, your dentist will likely want to inspect your removal site to ensure everything is healing normally. If there are additional problems with the tooth site, the dentist will inform you what procedures need to be performed to control infection and discomfort.
If you want to learn more about having an emergency tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Bella Hanono at Bella Hanono Family Dentistry, serving Alpharetta, Georgia, for more details. Call (770) 343-4052 to speak to one of our friendly team members to schedule an appointment. Don’t suffer from a condition that can risk your health and well-being. Call today to learn more.