Most dentists and patients would agree that we’d all like to keep our teeth for as long as possible. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible, and sometimes tooth extraction is the only option. If you’re like most people, the thought of having a tooth pulled may be unsettling at best. But the truth is that tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure that is virtually painless thanks to modern dental technology. Dr. Jovanovic includes tooth extraction as one of the many services she provides to her patients from The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area region.
What You Should Know about Tooth Extraction
There are two types of tooth extraction performed by dentists. Which one Dr. Jovanovic uses varies depending on the individual patient. These two types of extraction include the following:
Although having a tooth extracted is usually a relatively simple and quick procedure – and you’re likely to feel no pain at all during the actual process – you will very likely experience some amount of discomfort afterward. That’s why the patient plays such an important role in tooth extraction: there are some important tasks that you’ll have to follow up with at home to ensure a safe and speedy recovery.
Recovering from a Tooth Extraction
Dr. Jovanovic will provide a set of instructions for you to follow at home after you have a tooth pulled. This will include how to care for the extraction site to avoid developing a dry socket; how to manage any pain you experience; what you should and shouldn’t eat for the first several days; and how to properly clean your mouth without disturbing the area where the tooth was removed.
Call Us Today
To learn more about tooth extractions, contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jovanovic. We serve patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area.