Pediatric Dentist in Hoffman Estates, IL
There are times when teeth may require an extraction if they cannot be saved by root canal therapy or other treatment. Some of the most common reasons to have teeth extracted include:
- Decay or infection – when a tooth is affected by large decay or infection that cannot be corrected with filling or root canal treatment, it may require an extraction
- Crowding or small mouth – emerging teeth may cause other teeth to shift or crack due to lack of space
Dr. Sharon Varghese may recommend extractions of one or more of your teeth if any of these issues apply to you. During your consultation, we may also recommend sedation dentistry to make your experience more comfortable.
We will apply gauze when your extraction is complete. When it becomes soaked, change it for a fresh piece. Use pain medication and ice pack as directed for pain and swelling. If bleeding continues beyond 24 hours, contact our office immediately.
For the first few days following extraction, limit your diet to soft foods. Avoid using a straw or spitting as the pressures created by these actions can slow clotting and loosen sutures.
For more information or an extraction consultation, contact our office.