There are many possible reasons why one would need a tooth extraction, from impacted wisdom teeth to an overcrowded mouth or irreparable tooth decay.
No matter what the reason may be, it is always important to have the procedure done as soon as possible after noticing the problem to prevent complications. Thus, if you are experiencing any toothache or tooth pain, do not hesitate to consult a dentist immediately.
Will I Experience Tooth Pain after Extraction?
Fret not! At Vivid Dental Surgeons in Singapore, experienced dental surgeons are able to give you local anaesthesia which will prevent you from feeling the tooth extraction happening as it numbs the intended extraction site.
Should you still feel any sensations at the site after the injection, you can inform the dental surgeon to inject more. Thus, there is no tooth pain to worry about as you should not be able to feel the procedure.
How Long Will the Extraction Site for Toothaches Hurt for?
After a tooth extraction, it is normal to feel some tooth pain or toothache sensation at the extraction site. The dentist will likely prescribe some painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs to help you overcome this discomfort, but without complications, the pain should subside within one or two weeks.
This timeframe may vary depending on the severity of the procedure. If you experience prolonged pain or swelling, you should consult your dentist.
How Can I Care for the Toothache Extraction Site?
Immediately after the extraction, bite firmly on the gauze provided to you by the dentist for at least half an hour. This reduces bleeding on the site and forms a blood clot here. To avoid dislodging the blood clot formed, refrain from sucking on straws to drink liquids, and from drinking any hot liquids at all.
Post-extraction, it is extremely important to continue keeping your teeth and gums clean, but while you should continue to religiously brush and floss twice a day starting from day three after the extraction, you should avoid the extraction site. to prevent any infections that may cause complications.
Also, it is not advisable for you to gargle your mouth vigorously or touch anywhere near the site, especially for the first two days (Colgate, n.d.). Instead, you should gently gargle your mouth after every meal.
You might also notice some swelling near the extraction site after the procedure. To ease the tooth pain, you can hold an ice pack against your cheek near the site to soothe it and to make the swelling go down.
Please do not engage in any sports or physical activities that are high in intensity to avoid irritating the extraction site as this could cause unwanted bleeding if the wound reopens.
How Much Will the Extraction (for a Toothache) Cost Me?
At Vivid Dental Surgeons Singapore, the prices offered are very reasonable. A simple tooth extraction costs about S$80 to S$150 per tooth, while more complex cases can cost up to S$350 to S$1250.
If what you require is a wisdom tooth extraction, a simple procedure costs about S$150 to S$250 per tooth, while a procedure for complex wisdom tooth cases would cost S$350 to S$1250 per tooth.
For complex cases, the costs can probably be partially claimable with MediSave. If you have never had a tooth extraction before, the possibility of going through with one might seem intimidating, especially if you are afraid of tooth pain.
However, with seasoned dental surgeons in tow, a tooth extraction procedure is most likely almost completely risk-free, and it would be healthier for you in the long run if your dentist recommended for you to go through with it!
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