Plano Emergency Dental | Extractions

Oral Pain & Discomfort Symptoms

There are many signs that your teeth may be cracked. A cracked tooth usually doesn't cause a constant pain, but it does feel more sensitive when chewing. Some people experience increased sensitivity to cold, hot, and sweet foods. You may also experience swelling of the gum around the cracked tooth.

This swelling is indicative of damage to the tooth's pulp, which can lead to infection. Ultimately, cracked teeth should be treated to prevent an infection.

If you're concerned that your teeth might be cracked, you should see a dentist immediately. Although these problems aren't always obvious, they're worth investigating. A cracked tooth can cause severe dental problems if left untreated.

Most people don't realize that they have a cracked tooth until they visit the dentist. The signs of a cracked tooth will let you know that you should seek dental care immediately.

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Two Types Of Extraction

If you are planning to get a tooth extracted, you should know the difference between simple and surgical extraction.

Simple Extraction

A simple extraction is performed when the tooth is visible in the mouth. It uses a dental forceps and elevators to loosen the tooth before it is removed. A local anesthetic is given before the procedure. There is minimal discomfort during the process, as most of the pain is felt during the recovery. This procedure is fast, and healing time is minimal. It is necessary for teeth that are broken or decayed above the gum line or for teeth that have fallen out and become impacted.

Surgical Extraction

Surgical extractions require more powerful anesthesia—,general anesthesia Afterwards, you will feel some pain and swelling. The surgeon will prescribe you pain medications to take for several days. This procedure is more complicated that simple because in involves removing of tooth that is not accessible in the mouth.

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Causes Of Tooth Extraction

Extractions are commonly performed to prevent further damage to the rest of the teeth or to facilitate orthodontic treatment. Here are some reason why a dentist advised for a tooth extraction.

Tooth decay

Severe tooth decay has a huge impact on your teeth. A damaged tooth due to infection can be the reason why tooth extraction is advised.

Solution for periodontal disease

Tooth extraction is the possible cure for periodontal disease.


Too many teeth can cause pain and unwanted appearance in your mouth. To correct its alignment, a dentist can remove the overcrowding or some of your excessive teeth.

Dental trauma

Vehicular accidents, fist fighting, accidental fall, sudden blow in the mouth, and sports injuries are some causes of dental trauma that might be subjected for extraction.

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Tips After An Extraction Procedure

The tooth is removed and the pain will be gone. If you think you can eat all you want and not have trouble, that is not right. Depending on how severe and critical the extraction area is, it should be treated well.

After extraction, you should avoid eating hard and chewy food that may impact the area, this may cause you bleeding. Applesauce is a good choice since it can add fiber to your diet. It is also recommended to eat ice cream within the first 24hours of extraction to help reduce the swelling of the gums.

Another one is always following your dentist's such as taking your prescribed medicine and practicing good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth daily and keeping your mouth hydrated.

Decays/cavities are due to our negligence. While a tooth extraction can be prevented it can be more healthy for your overall health. Contact Emergency Dental Plano for any of your dental concerns.

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