Should a Tooth Extraction Hurt?July 20, 2021 8:22 pm
In a perfect world, you would keep all your natural teeth for your whole life. There are certain cases, however, where a tooth extraction is the best thing for your health. Wisdom teeth extractions are common. A tooth might also need to come out if it has severe decay or trauma. Does this process hurt?
How We Perform Tooth Extractions
We’ll always provide pain management during extractions. For a simple extraction, we’ll numb the area around your tooth with a local anesthetic. You’ll remain awake, but you’ll just feel pressure as we pull the tooth. It should not hurt. If the extraction is more complicated, dental sedation is an option. During our preparations, we’ll discuss your medical history and determine what kind of sedation works best for you.
What about after your tooth is removed? We’ll provide instructions on what you should (and shouldn’t ) do after an extraction. For many people, over-the-counter pain relievers are all that’s needed. We also often prescribe pain medication, which you should always take only as directed. After the numbing agent wears off, you may feel some discomfort and swelling for the next 24 hours. If the pain is severe, please contact us.
Painless Tooth Extractions at Seastone Dental in Summerville
A tooth extraction doesn’t sound like fun, but thanks to modern dentistry, it’s a pain-free experience! You’ll feel some soreness and discomfort for a day or so afterward, but pain is a sign that something’s not right. If you’re in pain during or after your extraction, please let us know. Our dentists will always try to save a tooth if possible, but if an extraction ends up being the best thing for your health, they’ll make sure it doesn’t hurt. Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment!