How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction

How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction

Posted by Pacific Highway Dental on Jan 28 2022, 12:55 PM

Tooth extraction is a dental treatment in which a tooth is taken from its dental alveolus or socket. Pacific Highway Dental in Kent, WA, has highly qualified and experienced dentists who can do dental extractions. On the other hand, our goal is to keep your teeth as undamaged as possible because this is the best and most recommended dental procedure.

What are the Reasons for Tooth Extraction?

The most prevalent reason for tooth extraction is dental decay. Cavity infections can harm your total dental health. If left untreated, this dental issue can damage the deeper layers of your tooth and lead to root canal infection.

Tooth extraction is also used to treat impacted teeth, which occur when your teeth become impacted or become lodged between your jawbone and gums.

Another reason for tooth extraction is malocclusion. A good tooth extraction creates the necessary room for neighboring teeth to shift before utilizing orthodontic options such as braces or Invisalign.

Other reasons why many people choose this operation include teeth breaking or cracking as a result of external trauma such as an accident or injury.

What Should You Do Before Getting Your Teeth Removed?

You can prepare for the extraction by following some of the techniques outlined below:

Share Your Medical History

Before having a tooth extracted, you should consult with our dentist about your medical history. This way, we can assure that any issues that may arise during your treatment are addressed and that you receive the best possible care.

Avoid Eating Before Surgery

You should not eat or drink anything for 12 hours before the procedure. This will assist to alleviate nausea both during and after surgery. If you have a medical problem, such as diabetes, you should also consult our dentist and avoid biting on the extraction site for a few days following the treatment.

Ask Questions

If you have any questions, please contact our dentist or our team. We would gladly answer any questions you have and put your mind at ease about your tooth extraction. 

Anesthesia and Pain Medication

Before the tooth extraction, you can talk to our dentist about the many sedation alternatives available so that you can select the best one for you. If you've previously been sedated, please let our doctor know if you have any negative side effects.

Get in touch with Pacific Highway Dental to receive the best dental services. You can call (253) 529-9434 or visit our office at 27020 Pacific Highway South, Suite C, Kent, WA 98032.

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