Multiple Tooth Extraction
Many people fail to give their teeth the care that they deserve. Unfortunately, neglecting basic oral hygiene can lead to some oral and general health problems. One of the biggest problems that a person can run into is the need for multiple tooth extractions. At Van Alstine Family Dentistry, we are experienced with multiple tooth extractions and do everything the can to make the procedure has comfortable and safe as possible.
Why Do I Need My Tooth to Be Extracted?
When we get down to brass tacks, virtually all dental problems can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and care. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and dental problems arise. One of the main reasons you would need your teeth to be extracted is due to an infection, or you have a tooth that is impacting the growth of its neighboring teeth. For example, if you need to have a root canal done but you leave it alone, the infection will grow. This will cause the tooth to be completely ruined, and we will have no choice but to remove it.
What Do I Do After I Get Them Extracted?
Getting one tooth extracted is easy to manage. However, getting multiple teeth extracted will be more difficult. Thankfully, for trained professionals such as us, you have nothing to worry about. After we extract your teeth, we will give you a list of instructions that you should follow. Generally, there will be only two sets of instructions. The first will be what to do during the first day of recovery. Moreover, then the second one will be about what to do in the days after that.
It is very important to follow the rules for the first day of recovery. During this time, your mouth will be very vulnerable to infections, so follow them carefully. You should avoid smoking and eating solid foods. Spicy foods should also be avoided, so it is best to stick to a bland, liquid diet. Another thing to avoid is hot and cold beverages. You should also stick to room-temperature water. It would also be good not to brush your teeth at first.
After day 2 or 3, you can start brushing your teeth again if your gums are not overly sensitive or bleeding but be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush your teeth very gently, staying away from the extraction site.
How Do I Prevent Multiple Tooth Extractions in the Future?
The only way to prevent getting multiple tooth extractions is by keeping a good oral care routine. By following a simple regime every day, you will keep your teeth happy and clean. Brush two to three times a day, floss regularly and get a checkup with us twice a year.
Here at Van Alstine Family Dentistry, we care about your teeth. If you think you need to have, your teeth extracted, come and get your next dental checkup with us. We will assess your oral health and give you our expert opinion on the best course of action. Give us a call at (734) 480-8818 to schedule your appointment today.
Schedule An Appointment
Do you have questions? We welcome your phone calls and invite you to join our dental family. We are here to assist you on, or to get started on your journey toward a healthy, confident smile at our dental practice in Ypsilanti, MI. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (734) 480-8818 or fill out our online appointment request form.
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