Having a toothache won’t always mean you’re going to lose the tooth, but when it is beyond repair with a crown or via root canal, the result is typically an extraction. At the office of Robert Cuckler, DDS, PA, you can depend on a smooth and comfortable procedure when the only option is to lose your tooth.
You may already take excellent care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily, limiting your sugar consumption, and coming in to see our dentist in Homestead FL twice per year. If you do so, the odds of you avoiding extractions will be distinctly in your favor. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances that are out of your control. If a tooth become cracked, such as from an accident or injury, the tooth may no longer be viable. And sometimes it is just the effects of decay that lead to the outcome of a lost tooth. The good news is that our dentist in Homestead FL will keep you comfortable as the tooth is being removed. You will be numbed with local anesthesia. Your gums have to be cut open, which is why it is a surgical procedure. Depending on the location of the tooth, among other factors, the tooth may have to come out in pieces. Don’t be concerned, though. This will not have any negative impact on you, nor will it cause you any additional pain. Stitches are typically required to suture your gums, and you will need to confine yourself to soft foods for about 24 hours after surgery, and avoid physical exertion until the next day. A minimal amount of discomfort and swelling is normal. Use over-the-counter pain relief medication and ice packs on your face and you should be fine.
No one wants to lose a tooth, but when it’s inevitable, count on our dentist in Homestead FL. Call us to arrange a prompt appointment.