Tooth Extractions at Van Cao Dentistry

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for maintaining oral health. At Van Cao Dentistry, we provide gentle and effective tooth extraction services.

When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth that are broken beyond repair

What Is the Process for a Tooth Extraction?

The extraction process typically involves:

  • An initial consultation and X-ray
  • Local anesthesia to numb the area
  • Gentle removal of the tooth
  • Instructions for post-extraction care

How Do I Prepare for a Tooth Extraction?

Preparation tips include:

  • Discussing your medical history with the dentist
  • Arranging for someone to drive you home
  • Following any pre-operative instructions given by your dentist

What Can I Expect After a Tooth Extraction?

Post-extraction, you may experience:

  • Mild discomfort and swelling
  • The need for soft foods for a few days
  • Specific care instructions to ensure proper healing

How Do I Care for My Mouth Post-Extraction?

Post-extraction care involves:

  • Gently biting on a gauze pad to control bleeding
  • Avoiding rinsing, spitting, or sucking actions for the first 24 hours
  • Applying ice to reduce swelling
  • Taking prescribed pain medication as needed

Why Choose Van Cao Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?

Our experienced team at Van Cao Dentistry ensures a comfortable and stress-free extraction experience, prioritizing your health and comfort.