When you have a severely decayed or impacted tooth, your main priority becomes ending the associated tooth pain. But who will remove that rotten tooth or broken tooth is an important consideration. The best choice for having a tooth pulled is a highly trained, skilled, and experienced surgical expert. When you need oral surgery in Indianapolis, IN, think West 10th Dental Group. With an in-house oral and maxillofacial surgeon, we have a clear advantage. Many practices have to refer you to an outside surgeon.
Oral surgeons are highly qualified to perform all types of extractions. After four years of dental school, they must complete at least four additional years in a hospital-based surgical residency. That surgical and medical training has given our oral surgeon the expertise to tackle even the most complex surgical cases with exceptional results. Licensed to administer IV sedation, he can also make sure you remain pain-free and anxiety-free throughout your treatment. See what he and the rest of our team can do for you!
After having a tooth removed, you can improve healing by providing some extra care for your mouth. On the first day after an extraction, you can help control bleeding by biting down firmly on gauze. The pressure helps to form a blood clot. However, if you are having a lot of bleeding, you can also bite on a tea bag. The acid in the tea also aids in forming a blood clot. Placing an ice pack on your cheek near the extraction site may help to reduce swelling and can be applied for ten-minute intervals as needed. After 12 hours, you can rinse up to four times a day with one teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of water. Be sure to rinse very gently. You could dislodge the blood clot if not careful. For the first 24 hours, it is best to limit your activities to avoid heaving lifting or aerobic activity. Be sure to get enough sleep and elevate your head slightly when lying down. Eat a soft diet for the first couple of days and be sure to drink plenty of liquids. We’ll review these recommendations and more after your surgery to ensure you leave feeling prepared and relieved that your tooth pain is finally gone!
Expect top-quality surgical treatment from us.