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Oral Surgery Worcester
Oral surgery includes a variety of procedures. Most commonly, tooth extractions are known to be referred to an oral surgeon. Saving a tooth is essential and your dentist’s first objective. Unfortunately, there are cases when a tooth extraction is recommended and an oral surgeon is referred. For example, wisdom teeth, severe tooth damage, and decay are common reasons for tooth extractions. Overall, necessary tooth extractions help to maintain your oral health.
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Tooth Extraction Process
Oral surgeons perform tooth extractions. If the affected tooth is not impacted, it can often be easily removed. Cases involving impacted teeth will require the tooth to be removed in pieces. Patients needing a tooth extraction may be asked to take dental X-rays. These images provide the oral surgeon with a better understanding of the tooth’s position.
After tooth extraction, sterilized gauze is placed on the area to control bleeding. Stitches may also be used to promote healing. Ibuprofen is often recommended for pain and inflammation. In addition, patients are recommended to eat soft foods for the next few days.
Your post-treatment care may vary depending on your procedure. Nonetheless, your oral surgeon will advise you. Should you have any concerns, always contact your oral surgeon.
Tooth extractions are safe and commonly performed. It is important to avoid drinking out of a straw and chewing on the side of the affected area. Take prescribed medication as directed and use ice packs to help with inflammation. Do not rinse your mouth during the first 24 hours. After the 24 hours, use warm water with salt to gently rinse your mouth. Likewise, do not brush or floss your teeth near the affected area.
Dry socket can occur and should be addressed to your oral surgeon right away. You should also contact your oral surgeon should you experience the following.
- High fever
- Nonstop bleeding
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
- Swelling around the affected area
Oral surgery is a common service offered in dentistry. Contact Dental Team of Worcester to learn more! Our office is well-equipped with state of the art technology and educated staff members. We would be delighted to assist you!