Tooth Extractions in Oshawa, ON
Although one may not exactly enjoy the thought of getting a tooth pulled, your dentist may recommend an extraction to keep an infection from spreading.
Thanks to modern techniques and sedation dentistry options, extractions are now virtually painless. We, at Conlin Dentistry, work hard to keep our patients relaxed at times. Clarifying your doubts and knowing what to expect helps ease your worries.
If the patient is a child, our team takes additional precautions to ensure safety and comfort from start to finish.
Medical Conditions and Tooth Extraction
Our dentist in Oshawa, ON, will first take an X-ray of the tooth in question and the surrounding area. You should provide details of any medications, supplements, or vitamins that you take.
You should also provide clear details about the following health conditions (if applicable):
- Diabetes, heart disease or thyroid
- Hypertension, renal disease or artificial joints
- Immune diseases or liver disease
Depending on the case, your dentist may want to ensure that your condition is stable or treated before scheduling an extraction.
How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction
The following tips will help you prepare for extraction.
- Avoid eating or drinking 6 to 7 hours before your appointment at Conlin Dentistry
- You must not smoke or drink alcohol prior to extraction as this may slow down healing
- If you are feeling unwell due to a cold or stomach bug, you may need to reschedule the extraction to another day
If you need general anesthesia, request a friend or colleague to drop you home.
Recovery After Tooth Extraction
It usually takes a couple of days to recover after an extraction. Your dentist will prescribe oral painkillers to keep you comfortable. It’s also a good idea to rest and relax for the first 24 hours after the extraction; avoid jumping straight into your gym or work routine.
Place ice packs on the swelling every 10 minutes immediately after extraction. Use pillows to prop up your head while resting and spit gently while rinsing out your mouth.
Contact Conlin Dentistry in Oshawa, ON, for a safe, painless, and reliable extraction near you.