There are a few reasons why you would need a tooth pulled instead of repaired, although generally, an extraction is considered the last resort when fixing a dental problem since you only get one set of adult teeth.
When Do You Need your Tooth Pulled?
- Preventing spread of infection
- The tooth has died
- There is significant pain
- The tooth would cause overcrowding
How much does it cost to get your tooth pulled?
There may be other factors that will dictate the cost of your tooth extraction, these include:
- The position of the tooth
- Any overcrowding issues
- What type of tooth it is
- If it has fully erupted or not
Preparing to get your tooth pulled
- A congenital heart defect
- Liver disease
- Thyroid disease
- Renal disease
- An artificial joint
- Damaged heart valves
- Adrenal disease
- An impaired immune system
- A history of bacterial endocarditis
Will I be given antibiotics for a tooth pull?
- The duration of the surgery
- You have an infection
- Compromised immune system
- You have a medical condition
What Is The Procedure For An Extraction
What Is The Aftercare For getting your Tooth Pulled?
- Apply a cold compress to the side of your face with the extraction site.
- Bite down gently on the gauze pad until it is soaked in blood, then remove it.
- Take any prescribed medications.
- Don’t engage in any physical activity for 24 hours.
- Don’t use a straw, or rinse for 24 hours.
- Use pillows under your head if you are laying down.
- Brush and floss as you would, but avoid the site.
- Eat soft foods for 24-48 hours after surgery.
- Don’t smoke for 24-48 hours