Stress-Free Tooth Extractions
If the only teeth you’ve had removed are your wisdom teeth, you may be apprehensive about getting any other teeth extracted. Luckily, a standard tooth extraction is a common low-risk procedure that is virtually painless when performed correctly. The recovery process is also typically not nearly as bad as you think it will be.
At Modern Dental at Flying Horse, we perform standard tooth extractions in our comfortable Colorado Springs office. In some cases, you may be referred to an oral surgeon if we are unable to complete the procedure in-house.
What Can I Expect from the Recovery Process?
After your dentist has completed the procedure, you will be sent home with instructions on how to properly take care of the extraction site. You will want to follow these directions in the hours and days following the removal. For some extractions, patients will also be sent home with gauze to cover the area temporarily.
Your dentist or oral surgeon might prescribe pain relief medication to take on the days after the procedure. Healing times can vary, but most gums will fully heal within weeks if the area is kept clean. After your gums heal, you may want to consult with your dentist about cosmetic dentistry options to replace the missing tooth. These can include an implant, bridge, or denture depending on your situation.
Schedule Your Colorado Springs Tooth Extraction Appointment
Modern Dental at Flying Horse is a brand new office located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you are experiencing dental pain, contact us now to schedule an emergency dental appointment. We are equipped to perform most emergency tooth extractions in our office, though we may recommend you see an oral surgeon in some cases.