What do I need to do to prepare for dental extractions?
Having a tooth extracted can feel overwhelming, especially if you're unsure of what to expect. If an extraction has been diagnosed, Dr. Wenzel has taken x-rays of your teeth and mouth and determined that this is the best course of action in order to help you maintain and protect your oral health. He will only diagnose an extraction as a last resort, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best treatment for your needs.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Wenzel will use a localized anesthetic to numb the area and ensure that you don't feel anything during your procedure. Your comfort is a top priority at Webster Groves Dental, and we do everything we can to help you feel at ease during your procedure. Most patients are surprised at how smooth a dental extraction can be.
The next step is your recovery, and we're here to support you. You'll be prescribed pain pills to be taken as needed, and it is normal to experience discomfort, tenderness, and even swelling for the first 24 to 48 hours after your surgery. If you find these symptoms persisting, we encourage you to contact our office for further instructions.
If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, please don't delay your treatment. Contact Webster Groves Dental today to learn more about how we can make the process comfortable and efficient for you.