Grossly carious teeth treatment

Grossly carious teeth treatment- How is it done?

Whys and Hows of the treatment? – grossly carious teeth treatment

Grossly carious teeth extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of the remaining tooth that has been broken off or damaged due to decay or trauma. Our team of dentists at World Smiles Dental Center typically performs this procedure regularly, which can help alleviate pain and prevent infection in the affected area. 

How is tooth grossly carious teeth extraction performed?

  • Grossly carious teeth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia to numb the affected area.  
  • Once the area is numb, the dentist or oral surgeon will make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the remaining tooth. The tooth may be gently loosened and removed using specialized dental tools or must be carefully sectioned and removed in pieces.
  • After the tooth is removed, the area will be thoroughly cleaned, and the incision will be closed using sutures.  
  • The whole process is performed painlessly by our team of experts at World Smiles Dental Center. 

Why grossly carious teeth treatment is needed?

Pain relief

Grossly carious teeth can be a source of pain and discomfort, especially if they become infected. Removing the remaining tooth can immediately relieve pain and discomfort.

Prevents infection

When a tooth breaks off or is extracted, the remaining portion can allow bacteria to multiply, leading to infection. Grossly carious teeth extraction removes this potential source of infection, reducing the risk of complications and promoting healing.

Promotes healing

It is an important step in healing after a tooth is extracted or broken. By removing the remaining tooth, the area can begin to heal more quickly and effectively. 

Aftercare Instructions of Grossly Carious Teeth Treatment

Bite down on gauze: 

After the procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will place a piece of gauze over the extraction site. Bite down on the gauze to help control bleeding and promote blood clotting.  

Apply ice: 

To reduce swelling and discomfort, apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes. Repeat this every few hours for the first day or two after the procedure.

Take pain medication: 

We will prescribe or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to help manage discomfort. Take these medications as directed.

Avoid smoking and alcohol: 

Smoking and drinking alcohol can interfere with healing and increase the risk of complications. Avoid these activities for at least hours after the procedure.

Eat soft foods:

For the first few days after the procedure, stick to soft, cool foods. Avoid hot, spicy and crunchy foods that could irritate the extraction site.

Brush and floss gently: 

Proper oral hygiene after the procedure is important, but be gentle around the extraction site. Avoid brushing or flossing directly over the extraction site for the first few days.

Don’t use a straw: 

Using a straw can dislodge the blood clot and delay healing. Avoid using a straw for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

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