Tooth Extractions – Pulling Teeth And What To Expect

As children, the loss of a tooth was looked upon as a part of growing up that often came with a financial reward, courtesy of the tooth fairy. However, the cute gap-toothed smile left behind by lost teeth no longer remains cute in adulthood, and can be viewed as the result of tooth decay or gum disease – neither of which, unfortunately, come with any financial reward at all. In fact, teeth that fall out from aging or disease can be responsible for added expenses and stress, especially when the teeth fall out unexpectedly.

At Cromer & Cairns Dental, we understand that a tooth extraction can be a stressful experience, which is why we try to fully prepare our patients in Vero Beach for what to expect. Whether that is how to prepare in advance for the extraction, the procedure itself, or what to expect after the procedure, our dentists are open to all questions our patients may have about their tooth extraction. It’s this kind of care that helps relieve the stress our dental patients may have about an upcoming extraction procedure.

Tooth extractions are intended to relieve a wide range of dental issues including the pain of impacted wisdom teeth or a general overcrowding in the mouth that affects dental hygiene or plans for orthodontia. Because of the relationship between oral health and medical wellbeing, the dental staff at Cromer & Cairns Dental carefully considers the medical history of every Vero Beach patient scheduled for a tooth extraction. Knowing the details of a patient’s medical and medication history can play a critical role in the tooth extraction procedure, as well as how a patient may react to medication given for post-procedure pain and discomfort.

Another important conversation to have with your dentist at Cromer & Cairns Dental is anything that can have a significant impact on preparing for a tooth extraction. For example, a patient may be told to fast for 12 hours prior to a tooth extraction; however, for a diabetic patient, this could present problems with their blood sugar levels. Along with diabetic concerns, patients should purchase and prepare to only eat soft foods or liquid meals after a tooth extraction. Having these items in their Vero Beach home avoids a trip to the supermarket while in post-procedure pain.

By understanding your dental insurance and its coverage, along with arranging for transportation and care to and from your tooth extraction procedure, patients can avoid additional stress and focus on the expertise of their dentist and the positive outcome the procedure will have.

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