Tooth extraction is something we like to avoid as much as possible. In some instances, such as wisdom teeth, the removal of teeth is the best option for retaining proper alignment, a healthy bite, and a nice appearance. Most often, these third molars become visible on x-rays sometime during the teen years. There are, however, many adults who undergo the extraction procedure either due to the late development of these teeth or the need to remove wisdom teeth that have been affected by decay.
Facing the removal of a single tooth can be daunting, let alone four teeth. The team at Esquire Dental Centres wants to make treatment as painless and stress-free as possible for our patients. Wisdom tooth removal performed in our Pickering, Scarborough, or North York practice is handled with the utmost precision and with beneficial pain-blocking solutions.
Modern Anesthesia Options For A Comfortable Treatment Process
Comfort is one of our primary concerns in treating our patients, because we know this is one of your concerns as well! The expansion of modern anesthesia creates more options for patients to feel at ease during dental treatments.
Local anesthetic typically contains novocaine, a numbing agent. This medication is the same that would be used in the repair of a cavity or for various other types of dental care. With just a few injections, local anesthetic prevents the transmission of impulses through nerve fibers in teeth, thus achieving a complete numbing sensation that lasts as long as we need it to. Due to the quickness with which most extractions are completed, there is rarely a need for additional injections. This type of anesthesia is fully capable of blocking pain receptors to create a comfortable experience.
Managing Comfort After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Though there may be a moderate amount of soreness after tooth extraction, this is typically manageable with either over-the-counter or prescription medication. Before your procedure at Esquire Dental Centres, our team will discuss your options for pain management and will prescribe medication to ease you through your recovery.
We are here to support you through your dental treatment and recovery after wisdom tooth extraction. If you have questions about this procedure or your options for anesthesia, please contact us in Scarborough, North York, or Pickering.