Tooth extraction is widely seen as the most painful procedures for most dental patients. Many of them have expressed their anxiety and concerns with questions like “How painful can it get to have my tooth pulled?” or “How long will the pain last after getting my tooth extracted?”
Talk to the Dentist
People tend to be very uneasy with tooth extractions compared to other known procedures such as dental crowns or fillings. Patients are advised to talk to their dentist before getting their tooth extracted. The dentist will do whatever is necessary to answer their concerns before carrying out a Painless tooth extraction.
A dentist would manage their patients based on the severity of their anxiety on their upcoming tooth extractions.
Oral sedation is one great approach in calming a very nervous patient. It’s a great way of getting a person to cooperate in the tooth extraction process. As long as one is properly sedated, the entire procedure should go well without interruption.
Certain patients may need sedation through an IV if the procedure to be done is extensive. Patients are typically managed during tooth extractions by giving an adequate amount of local anesthesia.
A dentist can offer anesthetic injections with minimal pain by means of thin gauge needles. Pain to be experienced should require a dentist to prescribe their patients with the proper dosage of pain medications.
Some patients are scared of tooth extractions and may end up postponing the treatment indefinitely. A tooth extraction becomes necessary if the tooth is either infected, broken, or has progressed to periodontal disease. Delaying such treatment could lead to infection and other medical complications.
Tooth extractions today can be a painless dental procedure when properly managed. Set an appointment with Dr. Amelia Chan if one is seriously planning to have their tooth removed.
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