How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction

How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction

Posted by ROBERT A SAUNDERS DDS PC & BRITTANY C KROG DDS on Jan 8 2022, 07:22 AM

People never want to lose their teeth, but having one pulled out can sometimes be the right decision. Many people also get their wisdom teeth extracted as a preventive measure, to avoid problems like infections or decay. 

Tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure. But it must be done right. If you are looking for a family-friendly dentist, you can visit the clinic Robert A Saunders DDS PC & Brittany C Krog DDS in Fargo, North Dakota.  

Here’s how to know when you need a tooth extraction and how to prepare for it:

When Tooth Extraction Might Be Necessary

You may need an extraction when you have: 

  • Crowded teeth
  • Trauma or injury
  • Severe decay or an infection 
  • A high risk of getting an infection while receiving chemotherapy or organ transplant

Preparing for Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction can be a stressful process but there are several steps you can follow to prepare yourself for it, making the process easier. 

Some of these steps are:

  • Medical History Discussion 

Your dentist needs to know if you have any allergies or any general health issues. It can help them assess any potential problems that may impact your tooth extraction.

Some specifics regarding health-related problems to discuss include congenital heart problems, liver disease, joint replacements, weak immune system, etc.  

  • Asking Questions 

Clear all your doubts before undergoing tooth extraction. It will help you gain more knowledge about the process and reduce your anxiety while undergoing the procedure.

A good dentist will ensure all your questions are answered. 

  • Fasting 

Before undergoing a tooth extraction, you will be asked to avoid eating anything for 8-12 hours before the surgery. This will help you from feeling nauseated during as well as after the procedure. 

  • Ask Someone to Accompany You 

It is advisable to ask someone to accompany you for the tooth extraction as it requires anesthesia. If the effects have not completely worn off after the procedure, then they can drive you home.

  • Dress Comfortably 

Wear loose-fitting clothes so you can feel comfortable. Avoid wearing jewelry, lipstick, or contact lenses. If you have long hair, make sure you tie it into a bun. 

To learn more about tooth extraction, contact Robert A Saunders DDS PC & Brittany C Krog DDS at (701) 293-9886 or visit the clinic located at 2834 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103. We can help you get through this process smoothly. 

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