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Dental Extraction – A Simple Solution for Problem Teeth

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If your tooth is in such bad shape that even restorative procedures like a root canal can’t save it, your dentist may decide that extraction is the best choice. Simple tooth extractions are common; they can prevent further pain in diseased teeth, or help manage deep infections. They may even be used as part of an orthodontic treatment when tooth crowding prevents normal function. Before your dentist extracts your tooth, you will receive an injection to numb the area. You may experience a feeling of pressure or a pulling sensation during the procedure, but it shouldn’t be painful. After the tooth is pulled, the extraction site will bleed; a blood clot will form to fill in the area and help it heal.

The majority of patients recover from tooth extractions quickly and without complications. Here are some helpful tips to make your recovery easier:

  • Let your dentist know if you experience excessive bleeding, pain, or swelling.
  • To reduce swelling, apply ice or a cold pack.
  • Rest as much as possible and avoid heavy exercise to reduce bleeding.
  • Be extremely gentle when brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth.
  • Avoid the extraction site when brushing your teeth.
  • Eat soft foods as recommended by your dentist.
  • Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours after your extraction.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco.

Find an affordable dentist in Baltimore if you need to have a tooth removed. Don’t procrastinate—waiting too long can cause more pain and increase your risk of serious infection. If you can’t afford to see a dentist, consider contacting a third-party finance company, or seek help from your local dental schools.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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the patience of the staff and willingness to explain everything to me.
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Problem was diagnosed and I was referred on to next steps. I asked plenty of questions and they were answered. I also appreciated that the office slipped me in, as my problem was acute and it seemed […]
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