Centerville, OH, dentist explains when your toothache may require mouth surgery
When you’re suffering from an intense pain in your tooth, it’s important to see your dentist. Often, dental patients believe that the pain will go away or they worry that the appointment will escalate to mouth surgery. While Dr. Daniel Cobb in Centerville, OH, caution patients against putting off necessary treatment. In most cases, pain in the mouth is an indication of an infection or problem that won’t simply get better on its own.
Types of treatment for mouth pain
Your treatment may be simple as simple as medication, filling a cavity, or removing an irritating piece of food that’s lodged in the gum, or the decay may be severe, and irreversible. In this case it’s best to have the tooth extracted. While extraction can sound overwhelming, it’s important to note that the procedure is typically straightforward and, with the use of local anesthesia, painless. Further, there are many options for replacing the tooth following the extraction.
If your tooth needs to be extracted, the dentist will follow the following steps:
- The area around the tooth with be numbed. This is often the most painful part of the procedure, but only lasts for a moment.
- The dentist will then use a specialized dental tool to grasp the tooth and apply pressure to remove the tooth. Patients often report feeling pressure and hearing strange noises, but because the mouth has been numbed, they don’t feel pain.
Following the procedure, it is important to follow the post-care treatment recommendations from the dentist. This will include keeping the area clean, applying pressure when necessary, and avoiding certain foods.
The professionals at Alex Bell Dental have been helping patients in the Centerville, OH region treat their oral health problems for many years. Dr. Cobb provide expert service and gentle care. For more information about extraction or mouth surgery, call Alex Bell Dental today at (937) 435 7311.
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