Dental Extractions in Summerville, SC!
Whether you know for sure that you need one or more teeth extracted or you suspect that you may need to schedule a dental extraction procedure, our team would be glad to help. Our compassionate team always strives to provide comfortable and efficient dental extraction treatments that go as quickly and smoothly as possible. To learn more about our services or schedule your next visit with our team, please contact our office!Contact Us
Dental Extractions in Summerville
Why would I need a dental extraction?
Dental extractions are one of the more invasive restorative treatments within dentistry, so we try to reserve them as a last resort. However, there are cases in which a dental extraction is the best option for the patient. Common reasons that patients receive dental extractions include:
- Advanced tooth decay
- Irreparable dental trauma
- Severe periodontal disease
- Infection or abscess
- Orthodontic issues
- Impacted teeth
What can you eat after a dental extraction?
After you have one or more teeth removed, it’s important to start with soft foods and small bites. Things like blended soups, smoothies, avocados, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, and pudding are all good choices to begin with. Patients should avoid smoking and drinking anything through a straw during their recovery, as these activities can cause a painful complication called a dry socket. Crunchy, chewy, and potentially sharp foods like chips should be the last things that are added back into your diet after the extraction site has healed and you’re feeling more back to normal.