Once your permanent teeth are grown in, there may be some instances where a tooth (or teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by a professional dentist—any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction. Dr. Jayson C. Haws may recommend tooth extraction in Brigham City, Utah, in situations including:
Preparation for Orthodontic or Cosmetic Treatment
Infection or Risk of Infection
Advanced Periodontal Disease
After extracting a tooth, our dentist will send you home to recover for a few days. Take pain medication as prescribed by our dentist. Use gauze to control any bleeding and apply a cold compress to control swelling. Rest for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days. Eat soft foods like yogurt, soup, and applesauce for the first few days.
Under most cases, extraction of the tooth is the last resort to maintain dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene within the home and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. The odds of detecting decay and preventing infection are greatly increased by scheduling regular exams and cleanings.
We invite you to contact Haws Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.