Will a tooth extraction hurt?
In a word: no. When you come to our Midwest City, OK office for a tooth extraction, Dr. Amaya will completely numb the area to ensure you do not feel any pain during the procedure. With today’s modern dentistry and Dr. Amaya’s gentle touch, you can rest assured that the extraction procedure will be fairly quick and painless.
Be sure to follow instructions for self-care after the extraction. The days following the procedure are crucial to a full recovery.
If you experience any pain afterward, you can try an over-the-counter pain reliever to help alleviate your discomfort. Stick to soft foods in the days afterward, until the extraction site is completely healed. Make sure you do not smoke cigarettes or suck out of a stray; in both cases, you can cause a condition known as dry socket. This disturbs the blood clot that is forming over the extraction site as it heals. It is a painful condition that will impede the healing process.
If you are worried about the extraction process, we invite you to give our Midwest City, OK office a call. We can walk your through the process so you know exactly what to expect. We can also answer any questions you might have.