August 31, 2021
Getting your teeth pulled is not necessarily a comforting thought; however, it becomes a necessity at times. During your routine or even emergency dental appointments, if Dr. Baker spots an extensively decayed, fractured, or periodontally compromised loose tooth, he may suggest you go for tooth extraction, followed by a dental prosthesis once the socket and gums heal. If you are suffering from any dental problems, please reach out to us, and we will ensure a swift appointment with our emergency dentist, Mesa, AZ.
One of the most common questions asked to us by our patients at Dental Innovations in Mesa is how long it takes for an extraction socket or the gums to heal after a tooth extraction? This led to the creation of this blog post. This blog will give you an insight and help you understand the healing process after your tooth is removed.
Before we see how gums heal after a tooth extraction, let us take a brief look at how teeth are extracted at Dental Innovations, Mesa. The process of tooth extraction will vary depending upon the extent of damage and location of the tooth.
Tooth extractions can be broadly classified as a simple and surgical extraction. Our emergency dentist will analyze your teeth and decide which approach to go with for seamless and uneventful healing.
Simple extractions are carried under local anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort and a pain-free experience. Dr. Baker will reflect the gum and loosen the offending tooth with the help of specialized dental extraction forceps and elevators. Once the tooth is adequately loosened, it is removed with the use of forceps. If required, our emergency dentist may also place sutures for proper healing.
Surgical extractions tend to be a little more invasive and are reserved for situations where the damage is extensive and has reached the gum line or when an impacted wisdom tooth is removed. Surgical extractions are also done under local anesthesia. Next, Dr. Baker will give precise incisions near the gums of the intended tooth. The gums are reflected to expose the bone and the teeth. Then specialized dental instruments are used to loosen the tooth and remove it. At times, the tooth may have to be released in sections. Our emergency dentist at Mesa, AZ, will inform you about the removal process before you come in for your surgery. You will be given sutures to make sure the gums are secured in place and healing takes place better.
Once the tooth is removed, it leaves an empty extraction socket in your jawbone and gums, which heals in some time. Read ahead as we look at the process of healing after tooth extraction.
At Dental Innovations, Mesa, we advise our patients to take utmost care after a tooth extraction to ensure proper healing. Lack of adequate care can lead to complications like infections, which can prolong the healing process.
Your gums will take some time to heal after tooth removal, but our body is amazing, and the healing process starts as soon as the procedure is complete.
Following these tips will ensure that your healing takes place comfortably and without complications.
If you have any more questions or would like to know more about our emergency dental services, please feel free to reach out to us. Our team of excellent dental professionals at Dental Innovations will be there to assist you in your journey to better oral health. Contact us today to start your oral health journey!