Tooth Extraction treatment doesn’t come without any pain. As an extraction patient, there is a degree of pain that you’ll experience during and after treatment. Before treatment, the oral surgeon will give you local anesthesia to help limit the pain. This is also given during healing if necessary.
The local anesthesia is expected to wear off after treatment. This may prove difficult for some patients. However, there are a variety of remedies that will help limit pain in the mouth and to help you swiftly heel.
Before we look at the remedies that assist with limiting pain from tooth extraction treatment, let’s take a look at the anesthesia types that can be administered by the oral surgeon depending on your needs.
Types of Anaesthesia
- Local Anesthesia – Local anesthesia helps numb the surrounding gum to remove most of the pain and sensation in the mouth. The local anesthesia limits sharp pain and helps with simple tooth extractions.
- Sedation Anesthesia – Safe sedation anesthesia is often administered for those patients who suffer from anxiety at the dentist and need to be in a consciously-relaxed state. Whilst feeling relaxed, you will also feel drowsy. It is likely that you won’t remember the treatment as it will suppress your consciousness.
- General Anesthesia – General anesthesia is a rare choice, administered for patients to become unconscious and sleep during treatment. Your body functions such as breathing, temperature and blood pressure will be monitored during the procedure. This won’t be administered to limit discomfort and is only required in exceptional circumstances.
I Have My Tooth Pulled Out. How Do I Limit The Pain?
The oral surgeon will propose for you to take adequate rest for a couple of days. This includes not walking around or doing chores. Whilst rest is an essential tool for recovery, there is also some safe remedies that can be used at home to swiftly reduce any swelling or a blood clot.
- Take an ice pack and place this on the cheek against the affected area 10 minutes at a time.
- Elevate your head on the pillow at about 30 degrees before bedtime to limit any pain.
- Alter your diet by eating softer foods such as vegetables and potatoes, and clear water for a drink.
- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water after every meal to keep the extracted area clear from debris to avoid infection.
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Have you recently completed tooth extraction treatment and need further support on aftercare? Our dentists at Sutherland Dental are on hand and ready to limit your pain for a happy and healthy smile.