Tooth Extraction in Kitchener
Do you have severe tooth pain? Does one of your teeth have multiple cavities? Or do you have a child whose adult teeth aren't coming in? All of these situations can cause discomfort, pain and long-term dental complications. If you have any of these problems, then you might need a tooth extraction in Kitchener.
When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Tooth extractions can help relieve many types of symptoms. However, because of the consequences and risks, you should always consult with a dentist to evaluate all of your treatment options. Tooth extraction in Kitchener might become necessary if you have any of the following dental health issues:
Decayed teeth: Deep cavities can infect the dental pulp inside the tooth, threatening nerves and blood vessels. If the infection does not respond to root canals or medicine, tooth extraction becomes necessary.
Periodontal problems: Infections of the gums can weaken the gums that support your teeth. If the teeth become loose, you might require a tooth extraction.
Infection risks: If you have any immune deficiencies, a tooth infection can threaten your health. If a tooth has the potential to become infected, it's sometimes best to remove it.
Crowded mouth: Patients with teeth too large for their mouth might suffer from crooked teeth or a bad bite.
Tooth extraction can make any orthodontic procedures easier. A child with a crowded mouth might need tooth extraction to make room for adult teeth.
How Does the Procedure Work?
During the extraction procedure, you will receive an anesthetic to dull any pain. Dr. Soliman will then pull the tooth or break it into pieces, if necessary. You will receive gauze or stitches to help the wound heal.
If you require a tooth extraction, visit Dr. Mona Soliman. She will help you make an informed decision about your dental care. Tooth extraction encompasses many types of dental surgeries, from teeth removal to surgical correction of dental and facial deformities.
Oral surgery is commonly practiced in most dental offices on a daily basis, although it is a recognized dental specialty by the American Dental Association. Oral surgery can be as simple as the in-office removal of a baby tooth, or as complicated as the repair of broken facial bones and jaws in a hospital operating room. Local anesthesia or sedation, such as nitrous oxide gas, is used in teeth extractions at Manitou Dental Centre. Those patients with complicated medical histories or other problems requiring a specialist may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
- Bite firmly on gauze for two hours following surgery. If bleeding continues, replace gauze with another as provided and maintain pressure for another 30 minutes. Some oozing of blood is normal and it may persist until the next day. Do not replace gauze if there is no active bleeding.
- Apply an ice pack to the side of your face where your surgery was done for six hours (20 minutes off, 20 minutes on). To avoid damage to your skin from the ice, make sure there is a cloth between the ice and your skin.
- Do not rinse your mouth out with anything for 24 hours.
- 24 hours after surgery, begin rinsing your mouth gently with warm (not hot) salt water. Do not rinse vigorously, this may initiate bleeding. Rinse 4-5 times per day for 4-5 days. Use approximately 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water. The use of commercial mouthwashes during the healing period is not encouraged.
- Do not drink any alcoholic or carbonated beverages for one day.
- Do not smoke cigarettes or drink through a straw for 48 hours. The suction in your mouth can dislodge the blood clot.
- Take the medication prescribed for you, according to the directions.
- If you had sutures placed in your mouth, you must return to the office when instructed to have them removed.
- You should eat soft foods for a few days because your gums will be sore. Begin a regular diet when it is comfortable for you.
- Do not brush your teeth on the first day, instead use a wet cloth to wipe teeth surfaces, gums and tongue. On the second day, you may carefully brush in the area of the mouth not involved by the surgical procedure. A clean mouth heals faster.
- Some swelling and pain often occur following oral surgery. However, if you have excessive bleeding, pain, fever, or other severe problems; get in contact with the office immediately. We will be available 24 hours a day.
Root Planning and Curettage or Osseous (Bone) Surgery
Pre-operative instructions: Root planning and curettage is a minor surgical treatment performed under local anesthesia by Dr. Soliman or her dental hygienist. Root-planning involves deep scaling below the gum line to remove a heavy calculus (tartar) can cause periodontal problems or pyorrhea of the gingival tissues and bone tissues. Curettage involves the surface removal of diseased gingival cells of a periodontal pocket or deep area around the tooth. The objective of root planning and curettage is the reduction or elimination of inflammation, reduction or eradication of gingival or periodontal pockets. The patient's meticulous hygiene care is extremely important to aid in healing and further prevent gingival problems. The regular use of Rotadent toothbrush will make the root planning and curettage more successful and heal much quicker.
Post-operative instructions: You have just had minor/major periodontal surgery. You will experience some discomfort which can very considerable. Any prescribed medication should be taken as directed. Soreness should subside in a few days but may last several weeks. It is imperative to continue with immaculate home-care (brushing and flossing) even through the healing phases to ensure proper results. Warm salt-water rinses are necessary 4-5 times per day. If any fever, swelling or severe pain occurs, please contact the office immediately! Bleeding is normal for up to 24 hours. If any sutures (stitches) or periodontal dressing is placed on your mouth, gently clean these areas as well as you can, and rinse with care. Return to my office in one week for post-operative treatment.