Tooth Extractions in Prescott, WI
Tooth extractions are a relatively common dental procedure that may sound intimidating but are actually far quicker and easier than they used to be, thanks to modern advancements in dentistry and dental technology. Our gentle dental team at Scenic Bluffs Dental offers effective, affordable tooth extractions that can relieve your pain and have you smiling again in no time! To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team, please give our office a call or use our virtual contact form.
What can you eat after adental extraction?
After the anesthetic has worn off, you will want to ensure that you only eat soft foods and try to chew with the other side of your mouth for a few days. Foods like applesauce, yogurt, bananas, cream of wheat, and pudding all require very little to no chewing, making them ideal choices for post-tooth extraction snacks and meals. You will also want to avoid eating or drinking anything too hot or too cold, as that can cause some sensitivity around the affected area. It’s also very important that patients who have just had a tooth extracted avoid drinking anything through a straw because the suction created in the mouth can disrupt the healing process and cause a painful dry socket.
Can you be sedated during a tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction procedures always involve the use of a local anesthetic, which completely numbs the surrounding area, so you don’t have to worry about your procedure being painful. If you experience anxiety at the dentist or you think you will want dental sedation during your tooth extraction surgery, please let our team know and we will be more than happy to add sedation to your treatment plan. Scenic Bluffs Dental offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, which are both very safe and effective forms of dental sedation that can help reduce anxious thoughts and promote a sense of relaxation while you are sitting in the dental chair.
Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
The answer varies from patient to patient. There are cases in which wisdom teeth grow in correctly and don’t need to be removed, and other times they need to be removed to prevent potential problems like overcrowding, tooth damage, misalignment, gum inflammation, or cavities. We typically recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teens or early twenties, but they can certainly be removed after this time frame, especially if they are causing problems. If you have been feeling pain in your gums toward the back of your mouth, please let our team know so we can take X-rays and offer advice that is specific to your situation.