You had a toothache and went in for an emergency dental appointment. Unfortunately, it was determined that the tooth could not be saved and your dental office scheduled you for an extraction. What now?
- You and your dentist will discuss pain and anxiety management. Your dentist will ensure you are as comfortable as possible for your upcoming procedure. He or she will discuss with you any concerns you may have and will also discuss the options available to you regarding pain or anxiety management.
- Your dentist will freeze you well. The last thing your dentist wants is for you to be feeling any pain. Our Barrie dentist, Dr Mikhail, is an expert at freezing! He receives compliments frequently that his technique is extremely gentle!
- You will feel pressure as your dentist removes your tooth. The goal here is for your dentist to remove the tooth in the least invasive way possible. While you will certainly feel no pain, you will feel some pressure. This is completely normal, and your dentist will explain what he or she is doing and what you should be feeling each step of the way.
- Your will likely receive a stitch or two. Dr Mikhail almost always places a few stitches after an extraction. Sometimes they are dissolvable, sometimes they need to be removed. This helps close the wound, and aids in healing.
- You will be booked a follow up appointment in a week. Dr Mikhail always wants to see his patient back in a week to assess healing, remove any stitches if necessary and generally see how the patient is feeling. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, our team is always here to help!
An extraction does not have to be a scary procedure. If you are having a dental emergency, please reach out to our team at (705) 792-0079. Our team of dental professionals will help to get you out of pain and on with your life!