Extractions are a daily procedure dentists go through. Whether it’s for one tooth, many or wisdom teeth the processes may be different depending on each patient. Teeth need to be extracted for few reasons, typically. The reasons extraction may be necessary is because the tooth is dead or infected, it needs to be removed to make room for others, or your wisdom teeth are impacted. There are always exceptions to the rule, but these are primarily the issues with teeth.
Extractions are nothing to worry about because of their
routine nature. There will be the case every few patients that an extraction
may be more involved than usual, but it is necessary it is removed to harm
isn’t being done to the oral cavity.
Depending on your extraction type, your dentist may offer sedation methods to calm your nerves. Nitrous oxide, usually referred to as gas is a good anesthetic for patients of all ages because it does not put you to sleep and works for many. This is also a very safe option that doctors offer. Another sedation method that may be used is IV sedation. This typically is for the more severe cases, like wisdom teeth but is optional. IV sedation is typical for the tougher extractions because it does put you under. This allows for a seamless procedure for the doctor and no memory for the patient.
If you’re in need of an extraction, it is important to
always see your dental professional. While they may seem like no big deal,
without the proper tools or care, severe damage to the oral cavity can be done.
One reason why it is important for doctors to do the procedure is because harm
can be done to the jaw bone or soft tissue.
If you’re in need of an extraction, contact your dentist. Their team will be able to answer any questions or provide any other information you may need surrounding this procedure.
Taking care of your oral hygiene is taught from a young age. Everyone usually has a foundation of general oral care, such as brushing teeth and flossing. Unfortunately, tooth decay begins at the start of poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene allows tooth decay to flourish, because brushing and flossing are not removing debris and plaque. When tooth decay sets in, it is something that needs to be rectified right away.
Tooth decay happens too often, and should be taken with
seriousness and fast action. Some people may not realize how serious tooth
decay is, and may need up to date information on how to have pristine oral
hygiene. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when taking care of your teeth:
- One good practice that is important to follow is to brush your teeth morning and night, and if possible, after every meal. This is good to implement because you will brush off any bacteria that may occur if you leave food particles in your mouth too long.
- Another practice is using mouthwash or rinsing your mouth after eating or drinking beverages. This too is a simple way to make sure you keep your mouth clean throughout the day. Rinsing out your mouth will kill bacteria and dislodge food debris.
- Flossing is also majorly important to keeping tooth decay from forming. Plaque and tartar form in between the teeth, so floss helps remove any left debris.
- And lastly, limit your sugary food intake. The less sugary foods you are to eat, the less tooth decay will affect you. Sugar sticks to the enamel on a tooth, so limiting the amount of sugar you eat will keep you healthier, and your mouth healthier, too.
Oral hygiene should always be maintained, so it is important to kick the bad habits. While most oral issues can be fixed, including tooth decay, it is important to manage the problem at the first sign of symptoms, before the decay worsens. Blood problems and tooth loss may be an issue if tooth decay is not dealt with, so consult your doctor and schedule an appointment if you’re experiencing symptoms. Your dentist will be able to help the decay from expanding.