Although most people don’t consider tooth extraction a necessary procedure, it’s advisable to have a professional dentist perform it for a higher success rate. We ensure that the procedure is done quickly by our expert oral surgeon or dentist without compromising your safety and comfort. When the patient’s tooth is visible, it can easily be extracted without the risk of a complication. However, when the tooth is impacted or broken below the surface, then it might be time you schedule an appointment with an expert.
How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction
Before a tooth extraction procedure, the dentist will conduct an in-depth assessment to determine the extent of the damage. The dental practitioner will also inquire about any medication you are currently taking to determine whether they pose a risk to your recovery or medication used during extraction. Patients are advised to come forth with information regarding their health, illnesses, and possible future treatments. These measures enhance the patient’s safety and avoid developing osteonecrosis, also known as bone death.
Patients with diabetes, liver disease, hypertension, adrenal disease, and an impacted immune system need to alert the dentist to check their vitals before the procedure. Depending on your condition, the dentist is inclined to prescribe antibiotics on the days leading to the extraction.
If the dentist recommends using intravenous anesthesia, you should wear appropriate clothing to ease access for the dentist. Patients are advised to refrain from drinking and eating for at least eight hours, leading to the procedure. Smoking is also discouraged before the appointment and also days after. When general anesthesia is used, you are required to have someone drive you to and from the dentist’s office.
What are the Risks of a Tooth Extraction?
There are a few potential risks of tooth extraction. If a dentist does not do tooth removal, you risk severe bleeding, nausea, infection, shortness of breath, and swelling of the extraction site. However, when our dentist performs the procedure, these risks are alleviated, increasing the success rate. Our team of professional dental professionals ensures that the procedure is done well and the necessary steps are taken after the tooth has been extracted to prevent infection.
It is advisable to schedule regular visits to detect dental problems early before they become more pronounced. If you are scheduled for tooth extraction, you are guaranteed quality dental services by our expert team at Hunter Dental Care. Contact us today at (503) 622-9730 and schedule an appointment.