Causeway Dentistry

Does a tooth extraction hurt?

Many people dread the thought of getting a tooth extraction, but the truth is, it's not nearly as bad as you might think. And this is a big thanks to modern dental technology and dentistry. Because of this, the procedure is usually quick and relatively pain-free. So, if you find yourself in need of an extraction, just be sure to follow aftercare instructions and take good care of yourself, and you'll be feeling better in no time!

To start, Dr. Santos will numb the area around the affected tooth before beginning the procedure, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the extraction itself. You may feel some pressure, but that should be it. Afterward, once the numbness wears off, you'll likely experience some soreness and tenderness in your mouth, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication if needed.

Although nobody thinks extractions are fun, they might be necessary for your smile to be healthy. Now that you know a little about this procedure, we hope you can approach your appointment with a little less anxiety. Due to modern dental technology, extractions are usually relatively painless and quick, so if you live in or near Clearwater, FL, and have questions about tooth extractions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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