Your smile isn’t just something you flash when you’re happy—it can be a huge indicator of your dental health. The dental experts at United Dental Group have been helping people smile worry-free for over a decade.
Sometimes, no matter how much you’d rather avoid it or find another option, it is necessary to extract a tooth or teeth. This caring team of dentists understands how difficult this oral surgery can be, and they’re dedicated to making sure each client is comfortable before, during and after each appointment. They offer a tranquil waiting environment, and they also aim to educate each customer with the details of their treatment beforehand.
Here, they answer the most common questions related to extractions:
- Will Anesthesia be Used? Depending on the seriousness of the extraction, in order to ensure your comfort, it will be necessary to use a local, regional or general anesthetic. Your dentist will explain the differences between the types and why a particular type will be used during your procedure.
- Will X-Rays Need to be Taken? In order to diagnose and treat any problems involving the teeth or jaw, X-rays are often necessary.
- Can I Eat Before my Surgery? Again, depending on the type of anesthetic used, you may or may not be able to eat before your procedure. Your dentist will go over this with you at your pre-operation appointment.
- Will I Need Someone to Drive me Home? Depending on the type of anesthetic used, you may need someone to drive you home. Patients who receive local anesthesia may be able to drive themselves, but it is often better to have someone else there just in case.
- What Happens After my Surgery? Your surgery will be unique to you, the patient. Before or after the procedure, your dentist will cover after care, and spell out what you need to do regarding pain management and post-operation appointments.