Blue Bird Dentistry

How painful is it to have a tooth extraction?

Woman holding model of teeth at dentist in Fredericksburg VAIf you need a tooth extraction, we understand your concern. At Blue Bird Dentistry, we rely on the latest technologies to make the extraction procedure easier for our patients.

Because your Fredericksburg dentist numbs the area, you don’t have to worry about pain. We can also provide nitrous oxide to help you along. This is a safe relaxant delivered through a mask. It allows for feelings of tranquility throughout your treatment. It also wears off immediately so you can continue with your day, even driving yourself home from your tooth extraction appointment.

After several hours, when the anesthesia wears off, you can experience a little dental pain and swelling, but this does not last long. Typically, over-the-counter pain medication like Ibuprofen is sufficient to ease these symptoms.

Remember, if your tooth extraction was due to decay, breakage, or tooth trauma, your dentist could recommend tooth replacement options to restore your smile, including:

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A broken or damaged tooth can eventually mean infection or a toothache. We suggest seeking dental care sooner rather than later to avoid these complications. Reach out to Blue Bird Dentistry at (540) 373-1641 if you have any questions or are ready to schedule your next dental exam.

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