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How painful is it to have a tooth extraction?

Man smiling in chair at dentist in Mountainside NJWith a gentle dentist and the right amount of numbing agent or anesthetic, you should never experience a painful tooth extraction! 

Gentle Dental Extractions

When you have a dental extraction in Mountainside, NJ, you shouldn’t be feeling pain or be overly uncomfortableーinstead, you should only experience a sensation of pressure and movement as your dentist works in your mouth. 

If you ever begin to feel pain or become extremely agitated while having a tooth extracted, you need to let your dentist and hygienist know right away. They will increase the numbing dosage and make you more comfortable. Depending on the type of procedure, such as wisdom tooth removal, you may not even be awake for your treatment! 

Recovering from Your Tooth Extraction

After you have a tooth extracted, it’s normal for the area to be swollen, tender, and sensitive for the days and even weeks following surgery. The first few days after tooth removal are when your mouth is the most sensitive, so it’s best to stick to a liquid diet and slowly transition to soft foods as you feel ready. 

Your Mountainside dentist can help you manage any discomfort you feel after your procedure with pain medications or recommendations for at-home post-op care. After the first week, you should feel significantly better, and your mouth will be well on its way to healing! 

Contact Mountainside Family Dental Today!

If you are experiencing bad tooth pain, or if it's been a while since your last dental exam, we welcome you to contact our dentist office in Mountainside! Call (908) 232-6900 to schedule your next visit to Mountainside Family Dental

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