When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

When you need a tooth extraction Oshawa it is not the pain in the dentist chair that you need to worry about.

Most dentist will give you a numbing agent before the tooth extraction so you are not in pain during the extraction. There are plenty of numbing agents out there. These numbing agents are;

  • Novocaine (Another term for Procaine) which has long been the standard
  • ¬†Articaine is the newest which last longer than the pain relievers before
  • Nitrous oxide often you will not remember having the shot of numbing agent or even the procedure.

One thing you have to remember is that no matter how much pain numbing agent is used for the procedure it is eventually going to wear off; before any extraction make a pain relieving plan with your dentist which may include a shot of steroids in the area with the numbing agent.

After extraction pain relief

When you get home from the dentist and the numbing agent begins to wear off is when you will need some pain relief.

You should start taking over the counter pain relievers before the numbing agent wears completely off so that you already have pain relief going on especially the first 24 to 48 hours.

  • Tylenol or ibuprofen (if you are on blood thinners do not take ibuprofen without consulting your doctor) if the recommended dose is not enough, speak to your dentist he or she may suggest taking 3 at a time instead of two or they may prescribe you a prescription strength NSAID
  • Ice packs on the area of the extraction will help reduce inflammation
  • Numbing agents such as Anbesol or Orajel

Oshawa dental clinic will take a full medical history from you and then prescribe pain management on a case to case basis depending on the extraction and trauma caused by extraction.

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