Posts Tagged "dental extractions"

Does your Tooth Need to be Extracted?

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

Dental extractions (removing teeth) may be a required treatment to avoid tooth misalignment or to sustain the health of your other teeth and gums. Extractions nowadays are reasonably fast and pain-free, so if you suspect you have a tooth that calls for removal, contact your Downtown Vancouver dentist, Downtown Dental, today to schedule an appointment.

If it isn’t practical or possible to mend a tooth, our team of dental specialists at your Downtown Vancouver dentist, Downtown Dental, might be required to do a dental extraction. Teeth that are ruined by cavities or substantially chipped/broken will generally be extracted if root canal therapy isn’t a practical choice.

Dental extractions are a must for a tooth that’s dealing with periodontitis or gum disease due to the fact that the chances of the tooth affecting surrounding tissues and spreading the infection are high. Wisdom teeth that are impacted (i.e. will not be able to establish normally) or that do not have room to grow are usually extracted.

Please contact your Downtown Vancouver dentist, Downtown Dental, if you have any sort of questions or would like to book an appointment.

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What to Do after a Tooth Extraction

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

After a tooth extraction (removal) has been completed by one of our dental health professionals at Downtown Dental, your Vancouver dentist , it’s important to take proper care of the site to prevent infection, control bleeding and allow the gum tissue to heal well enough that it can accept a denture or dental implant.

What to do after a tooth or wisdom tooth extraction

1. You may experience soreness after a tooth extraction – over-the-counter painkillers can help with the pain or you may request prescription painkillers from your dentist at Downtown Dental if you find the pain to be too much.

2. Cold compresses will also help keep the pain and swelling down after a tooth extraction.

3. It’s very important that you don’t touch the extraction site, chew heavily around the area or smoke at all. It is recommended that you drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated. Simply follow these simple steps to ensure proper healing and a happy, healthy smile.

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