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Ways You Can Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

December 11, 2021
Posted By: Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Tooth extraction in High Point, NC is sometimes necessary for a few reasons, including:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Deep decay or trauma
  • Before dentures or Invisalign

Let’s look at a few ways you can prepare for your tooth extraction

Preparing for Tooth Extraction

If you’re having a tooth extracted, you may be concerned about the aesthetics afterward or the actual pulling of your tooth.

But don’t worry. Your High Point dentist offers tooth replacement options when necessary. For example, if you’re losing a tooth to trauma or deep decay, a dental implant may be your best option for restoring your smile.

You’ll not need to worry about tooth replacement in most other situations. Invisalign therapy will naturally close the gap created by your extraction—the extraction being necessary due to overcrowding.

If you’re worried about the procedure itself, don’t! We thoroughly numb the area, and you will not feel pain.

Here’s how to prepare for your tooth extraction

#1 Ask Questions

Asking questions and knowing what to expect is the best way to put yourself at ease. You’ll know what will happen, so you will not dwell or worry over the finer points. We encourage you to ask us anything at any time.

#2 Follow Your Dentist’s Instructions

Your dentist provides instructions before your extraction and after. The preparation instructions may include when to stop eating or drinking. Aftercare directives promote faster healing for you. Follow all the directions and ask us if you need additional guidance.

#3 Provide a Thorough Health History

Before any significant dental treatment, we take a health history, especially if you are a newer patient and we don’t have an updated account on file. If you forget to let your dentist know about a specific medication or condition, call us before your extraction to let us know.

Gentle Dental Extractions in High Point, NC

Our team is good with dental anxiety, and we will see you through your extraction comfortably and safely.

For more information or if you have a severely damaged tooth, give us a call today.

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