Dental Tips Blog

Oct
8

Does It Hurt to Get a Tooth Pulled?

The idea of getting a tooth pulled can be a scary one if you’ve never had it done before. But don’t stress out over it too much – it’s a lot easier than you might imagine.

You Won’t Feel A Thing!

For most patients, a little local anesthetic is enough to help them get through the procedure. As long as the area around your tooth is numbed up, the tooth extraction won’t hurt, at all.

Doze Your Way Through An Extraction

What if numbing shots don’t work on you? Or what if you’re still terrified at the mere thought of getting a tooth pulled?

Your dentist likely has methods for sedating anxious patients so that they can relax during treatment. Ask about dental sedation for your extraction appointment.

Encourage Fast Healing

As long as you follow your dentist’s directs post-extraction, recovery should be quick and easily managed when it comes to discomfort. Once the anesthetic wears off, you may be able to take an over-the-counter painkiller to ward off any discomfort.

Imagine The Relief!

A tooth extraction is always for the benefit of your smile. Teeth may have to go because they or the surrounding tissues are diseased or damaged. In that case, an extraction will only bring you relief. It’ll feel so good to have that painful bother out of your mouth.

Focus on how much better your smile will look once the problem tooth is gone. Today’s dentistry offers a variety of options for replacing lost teeth. You’ll soon have your smile looking better than ever before.

Contact your dentist to discuss any other concerns you have about getting a tooth pulled.

Posted on behalf of:
Salt Run Family Dentistry
700 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 824-3540

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