While your teeth can last a lifetime, there are cases where the tooth cannot be saved or repaired due to extensive tooth damage or breakage. In such situations, patients often have to undergo tooth removal.
However, many people believe that once they’ve gotten a bad tooth removed, they’ve reached the end of their responsibilities toward caring for that tooth. But that’s not the case, as other issues, such as “dry socket,” can often arise after a tooth is removed. That’s why Dr. Cole Sutak and his team can show you tooth removal aftercare techniques, such as avoiding dry socket after tooth removal and more, here at Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock, Texas.
The most common reasons people undergo tooth removal include the following:
There are two kinds of tooth removal; surgical and straightforward. Both types make the patient very comfortable using the proper anesthesia and sedation. Patients feel no discomfort during the procedure, and the area often remains numb for a few hours post-removal.
It’s common for patients to experience a bit of discomfort for a day or two after having a tooth removed. However, discomfort is often managed very quickly with primary over-the-counter medicine.
We always recommend patients be cautious of what they eat after tooth removal. For a simple removal, they should eat softer foods for a few days to best allow the tissue to heal. For surgical removals, patients may need to consume only more delicate food for at least two weeks.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.