We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Edmonds dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Edmonds residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Kitts or Dr. Hewett to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett at Soundview Family Dental would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear!
Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. Many Edmonds folks may refer to something difficult by saying it was, “like pulling teeth.” However, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett will be the first one to tell you that the technology and techniques of modern dentistry have made the process of extracting a tooth fairly simple and with minimal discomfort to the patients. As long as you take it easy after the procedure and follow the guidelines, you’ll be back to normal in a just a few days.
Preserving your natural teeth is always a priority at Soundview Family Dental, but in some cases an extraction is unavoidable. Here are some of the conditions in which an extraction might be necessary:
If you think you might need to have a tooth removed or would like to learn more about extractions, feel free to contact Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett at Soundview Family Dental today!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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