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Emergency Extractions

Safe and prompt tooth removal to address severe pain or infection.

Introduction to Emergency Extractions

Emergency dental extractions are necessary when a tooth is causing severe pain, is severely damaged, or has an infection that could potentially become life-threatening. This procedure is considered a last resort but is sometimes unavoidable to relieve pain, prevent the spread of infection, and maintain oral health.

Reasons for Emergency Extractions

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When decay reaches the center of the tooth where nerves and blood vessels are, it can lead to intense pain and necessitate extraction.
  • Impacted Teeth: Commonly affecting wisdom teeth, impacted teeth can lead to pain, swelling, and infection of the surrounding gum tissue.
  • Periodontal Disease: Advanced gum disease can loosen and severely damage the structures supporting teeth, often requiring extraction.
  • Trauma: Accidents that cause severe damage to teeth might require immediate extraction to prevent further complications.

What to Expect During an Emergency Extraction

The emergency extraction process is performed to ensure safety and minimize pain:

  1. Immediate Assessment: A rapid assessment of your dental condition to determine the necessity of an extraction.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring a pain-free procedure.
  3. The Extraction: The dentist will remove the tooth using precise tools and techniques designed for quick and safe extraction.
  4. Post-Extraction Care: Instructions will be provided to help manage pain and care for the extraction site to ensure proper healing.

Post-Procedure Care

Proper care following an emergency extraction is crucial for healing and includes:

  • Bite Down on Gauze: To control bleeding, bite down gently on a piece of sterile gauze placed over the extraction site.
  • Rest: Limit activity for the next 24 hours to reduce bleeding and aid the healing process.
  • Pain Management: Take prescribed painkillers as directed by your dentist to manage discomfort post-procedure.
  • Avoid Suction: Do not use straws, smoke, or spit, as these can dislodge the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket.

Need Immediate Dental Care?

If you are experiencing severe pain or have suffered dental trauma, do not wait. Contact us immediately for an emergency consultation. Our dental team is prepared to handle urgent dental needs and provide the care necessary to resolve dental emergencies effectively.

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