in New Lenox, IL
Extracting one tooth or multiple teeth is sometimes necessary to treat chronic oral pain, dental trauma or tooth decay, or to make room in the mouth prior to orthodontic treatment. Sometimes, adolescents might have one or more baby teeth that won’t fall out on their own. Regardless of the reason, our dental team in New Lenox, IL will answer all your questions and discuss the next steps following your (or your family member’s) tooth extraction. In addition, we’ll make sure the procedure (and recovery) are as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Call (815) 462-4838 if you’re experiencing any dental pain or have concerns about your upcoming extraction procedure.
Are Tooth Extractions Painful?
Tooth extraction procedures should not be painful at all. Pressure is to be expected, but with proper numbing you shouldn’t feel a thing. If, however, you do feel some discomfort during the procedure, don’t hesitate to let us know.
Following the extraction, you will probably experience some pain and swelling. You can take pain relief medications as prescribed and use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If you find that you have persistent pain and swelling for 2 days or more, let us know immediately by calling (815) 462-4838.