Gentle Touch Tooth Extractions
There are several reasons why a dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is usually the last resort in dentistry, as retaining your natural teeth is ideal. A dentist may recommend a tooth extraction due to:
- Extensive tooth decay
- To create space for orthodontic devices
- Impaction of your wisdom teeth
- Extra teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Fractured teeth
Elimination of pain is the most significant, short-term benefit of tooth extraction. If you have a tooth infection or a severely decayed tooth, removal of the tooth provides instant relief. Having your tooth extracted can be a painful and nerve-wracking experience. The good news is that tooth extraction does not have to be so traumatizing. Dental sedation can make the tooth extraction process less painful and stressful.
Dental Sedation and Tooth Extractions
During a tooth extraction, dental sedation helps you in two equally important ways:
- Sedation helps you to relax and reduces anxiety or stress. People are afraid of tooth extraction for several reasons. Most people fear the discomfort that comes with tooth extractions. Others are afraid of undergoing a strange or new procedure. Extreme nervousness during tooth extraction may manifest through an increase in the heart rate, extremely sweaty palms, and difficulties in breathing. Sedation allows you to relax and remain calm as the dentist carries out the tooth extraction.
- Sedation dentistry also helps to minimize pain during tooth extraction. The dentist numbs the area where the tooth is being extracted, and this reduces the discomfort. Having a tooth extracted may not be entirely pain-free; however, your dentist will ensure that you are comfortable.
Part of the initial discomfort during tooth extraction is having foreign dental tools and equipment in the mouth during the procedure. Some patients experience emotional distress and hate everything to do with the dental chair. In any case, you should not experience physical pain during tooth extraction.
Before starting the procedure, the dentist will ensure that you are completely numbed and relaxed. In most cases, mild sedation is recommended. However, under certain circumstances, a patient will require further sedation. Knowing that a patient is not experiencing pain and discomfort during a dental procedure enables a doctor to work quickly and effectively.
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort, and you suspect that you need to have a tooth extraction? You do not have to fear. Better Dental offers gentle touch tooth extractions; you will hardly experience any discomfort during the procedure.