The removal of a tooth is nearly always done when no other viable treatment option is likely to yield a positive result. Of course, keeping your natural teeth for life is always the top priority here at Ditmars Family Dental. This is not always possible, of course, so when you do need our dental extractions, we can assure you that it is a virtually painless experience thanks to local anesthesia and gentle, expert care.
The most common reasons for our Astoria extractions are teeth that have been decayed beyond the point where they can be restored, and infections that are not treatable with root canal. For you, the first and most outwardly identifiable sign is a toothache. Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be a severe one. Even a mild toothache could be an indication of needing our Astoria extractions. What is certain, though, is that when you have pain in your tooth, you should be seen by our dentist as quickly as possible. Do not make the mistake of trying to tough it out in hopes that it simply goes away. That is a highly unlikely outcome. In fact, a tooth that could have been saved with prompt care might end up having to be removed if you wait too long to have it examined and evaluated. After your tooth is taken out, you should take specific steps during the first 24 hours after. Use over-the-counter pain relief medication or any discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. Hold an ice pack on your face to calm any swelling. And be sure to eat only soft foods, and rinse frequently with warm salt water.Our dentist will discuss your options for replacing the lost tooth. We’re pleased to offer implants to fill that space.
Be sure to call us Astoria extractions right away when you have a toothache or any indications that something is not as it should be.