Tooth Extraction may seem to be a very simple procedure. There are various reasons why you might need to have one or more teeth extracted at the same time. It can be due to tooth decay, advancing periodontal disease, broken or displaced teeth. If you feel intimidated about getting your teeth pulled, rest assured that Dentist Clarkson performs this standard dental procedure every day.
Is multiple teeth extraction safe?
According to dental specialists, there is no limit in tooth extraction in one visit. However, there are certain limitations that need to be followed before deciding to get multiple tooth extractions. This limit is determined according to the extent of difficulty of the extraction. It also depends on the health of the patient and the capacity of the dental surgeon who will be doing the procedure. It also depends on the location of the teeth that are going to be extracted. However, a lot of dentists would not advise patients to go through simultaneous extractions of more than two teeth due to practical reasons. Most dentists would prefer to extract teeth by section instead of extracting the whole teeth in one sitting. They want their patients to eat properly with the untouched section. Nonetheless, it is safe to have multiple tooth extractions depending on the agreement between the dentist and patient.
What to expect after a tooth extraction?
After your tooth has been removed, your dentist will probably need to make sure the gum socket is clean. If you needed a cut in the gum during tooth removal, you might need a stitch to close the cut. Once the anaesthetic wears off, you will probably have some pain. Your dentist might write you a prescription for pain relief medicine or recommend an over-the-counter medicine. You’ll also probably be told to eat soft foods and chew on the unaffected side of your mouth for a while.
How long does the pain last after tooth extraction
The pain will usually subside within 24-72 hours.Patients can expect the extraction area to heal after about a week, based on how many teeth were removed in the process. In addition to taking painkillers, there are a few other remedies you can do to manage your pain after a tooth extraction: You can apply ice packs to reduce swelling and pain.
Tooth extraction aftercare
Extracting multiple teeth is not the same as pulling one tooth. Following your tooth extraction, a clot will form to stop the bleeding and begin healing. Do not dislodge the clot and take any prescription medications as given. Drink plenty of fluids and eat soft foods over the next few days. You can eat normally as soon as the inflammation subsides. Here are a few tips to make the process simple: Avoid unnecessary eating and drinking in the first two hours after extraction. Maintain your normal diet, but begin with clear liquids and soft foods. Do not brush or rinse your teeth for at least 12 hours. Lastly, avoid the surgical area when brushing your teeth.