If you’ve suffered a dental injury or if you need to get a tooth out because of other health issues, you don’t need to worry.
Many people fear going to the dentist because they assume they will experience pain.
And it is true that some procedures used to be extremely painful because they were not done under sedation. A dental extraction is a common example of a very painful thing to have to go through without being numb first. However, in today’s dentistry, there can be little to no pain involved thanks to sedation.
How Tooth Extractions Work
Today, tooth extractions are generally done only after the area has been sedated to make sure the patient will feel no pain. For one thing, it’s better for you because you don’t have to go through some of the most intense minutes of your life. But also, it allows the dentists to be more accurate, and avoid making mistakes because their patient isn’t continuously squirming in the chair.
After the sedative is given, your dentist will wait a few seconds and then test to see if you’re ready to proceed. The first feeling you will experience is generally numbness in the lips or possible even the tongue area. Your dentist will then check to see if the needed area is numbed by touching it. If you still feel things, they may apply a second injection.
Instances That Require Tooth Extraction
A common notion for why some people need tooth extraction has to do with oral hygiene. In other words, people don’t take care of their teeth, and they become so damaged that the only solution is to extract it.
However, a work accident can also require tooth extraction. If a worker gets hit in the mouth area, the teeth can become loose. At times there may be no other solution than to have it extracted, and replaced.
Do You Need Help?
If you’ve suffered a dental injury or if you need to get a tooth out because of other health issues, you don’t need to worry. Speak with a St. Louis sedation dentist today. Give us a call at (314) 862-7844 to learn more.