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Frequently Asked Questions
On average, a tooth extraction procedure can take between 20 to 40 minutes, although more complex cases may require up to an hour or more. In the case of wisdom teeth, they may be impacted and require surgical removal, which can take upwards of an hour.
Tooth decay, gum disease, or a dental emergency may necessitate a tooth extraction and, depending on the severity, can take longer to complete. Even baby teeth, which are more delicate than natural teeth, can be difficult to extract if the roots are long or if the soft tissues around the tooth have grown over the tooth. In such cases, the tooth extraction procedure can take longer and require extra care.
In some cases, other treatment options may be available besides removing a tooth. At Butler Dental, dental professionals understand the importance of preserving natural teeth whenever possible.
Depending on the specific dental issue, root canal therapy combined with a crown, dental bonding, or veneers could be used as an alternative to tooth extraction. Surgical tooth removal may be necessary for severe tooth pain, infection, or a knocked-out adult tooth.
The dental practice will carefully consider all factors for each case before suggesting the best treatment option.
Recovery from a dental procedure involving tooth removal typically takes one to two weeks for initial healing, with subsequent stabilisation taking a few months. At Butler Dental, our experienced dentists are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients following a tooth extraction.
We understand that the extraction may cause dental pain and severe swelling, and our dentist is available to help alleviate the discomfort. We also provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to facilitate a smooth and speedy recovery.
Surrounding teeth may shift after a dental procedure involving tooth removal, much like a domino effect. It is essential to consider replacing the extracted tooth with a dental implant or bridge.
The forces of the tooth extraction can cause the adjacent teeth to move from their original position. This can affect the arches of teeth, leading to additional tooth loss, crooked teeth, further tooth erosion, and the possibility of the furthest tooth becoming infected.
To prevent these long-term consequences, our team at Butler Dental can provide tooth replacement options tailored to the natural tooth structure, resulting in a secure and successful restoration.
Following a dental procedure involving tooth removal, it is critical to maintain oral hygiene to prevent infection and facilitate healing.
The patient should:
Proper oral hygiene is essential to the healing process after tooth extraction. Following these guidelines for proper oral hygiene after a tooth extraction is vital for a complete and successful recovery.
After tooth extraction, it is critical to take certain precautions to ensure proper healing.
These precautions can include rest and avoiding strenuous activities for at least a few days to prevent dislodging the blood clot that forms in the extraction site. Additionally, one should eat only soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods as the mouth heals. Furthermore, one should adhere to the prescribed pain management regimen and any antibiotics given to prevent infection.
An immediate emergency dentist appointment should be sought if severe pain, swelling, or bleeding occurs and does not improve or get worse.