At Balmain Dentist, we understand that tooth extractions can be daunting. But, whether due to tooth decay and gum disease or impacted and problematic wisdom teeth, tooth extractions are a common and safe dental procedure. If you’re nervous about your upcoming tooth extraction, let your dentist know. We can provide a variety of sedative techniques to minimise pain, ease anxiety and allow for a more relaxing and comfortable experience.
Our qualified dentists in Sydney provide specialised dental care and tooth extractions, effectively resolving a number of dental and oral health concerns. Follow our top tips on aftercare and recovery to minimise and relieve pain after your tooth extraction.
Get a Thorough Assessment from Your Dentist
If your dentist identifies gum disease, tooth decay or the prevalence of harmful dental conditions during an assessment, they may recommend a tooth extraction.
The professionals at Balmain Dentist provide thorough and comprehensive assessments and evaluations of your entire oral health. We go through your medical history, allowing us to determine if antibiotics are necessary before or after your extraction. By gaining an in-depth understanding of your medical requirements and dental needs, we’re able to effectively plan your tooth extraction to minimise complications, pain and discomfort.
Before your procedure, we take the time to explain each step of the process. From anaesthesia and sedation to aftercare and recovery, our professionals ensure that you feel comfortable and prepared for your tooth extraction. We encourage you to ask questions on any aspect of the procedure, allowing us to provide you with information and guidance tailored to your concerns.
How to Relieve and Minimise Pain
While a light to moderate level of discomfort is common following a tooth removal, you can speed up your recovery process by taking proper care of yourself after a procedure. Follow our top tips on minimising discomfort and reducing risks of infection for a smooth and hassle-free recovery.
- Take painkillers and medications as prescribed to stay one step ahead of pain
- Apply ice packs for 10 minutes at a time to relieve swelling
- Bite firmly on gauze pads to reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form
- Change gauze packs before becoming soaked in blood
- Rest and limit activity for the next 48 hours
- After 24 hours, complete a salt water rinse after meals to thoroughly clean the mouth
- Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully to minimise risks of dislodging the clot
- Eat soft foods for the next few days and avoid using straws
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Prop your head up when laying down to assist with recovery
- To prevent infection, keep up with proper brushing and flossing but avoid the area of the extraction site
Discuss Your Dental Procedure with our Family Dentist
Levels of pain and discomfort following a tooth extraction depend entirely on your circumstances and your procedure. At Balmain Dentist, our dental professionals offer specialised tooth extractions to eliminate damage, infection or disease. With extensive experience in minimising pain and discomfort, we help to alleviate stress and concerns before and after your extraction.
Chat with your dentist to learn more about your procedure, your recovery and how to best manage pain and discomfort. Contact us on (02) 9555 7959.