Having a tooth removed is an ordeal. People who need a tooth removed due to decay or other reasons often fear the pain. Pain after having a tooth removed is normal. However, pain may not be all that you need to worry about after a tooth extraction.
When a tooth is removed from your mouth, an empty space is left. This empty space presents two problems. First, bacteria in the mouth can more easily attack your gums. This may cause your gums to become inflamed or even get infected. After a tooth extraction, it's important to take very good care of your teeth or your gums may suffer. Second, tooth extraction may also cause your bite to be uneven. An uneven bite may make eating more difficult. It also puts your other teeth at risk for damage. When your bite is uneven, the pressure applied to your teeth isn't evenly distributed. This may make a tooth crack.
How to Prevent a Tooth Extraction
Fortunately, it's easy to avoid a tooth extraction with a few simple steps. It's important to always take good care of your teeth. If you're worried about tooth extraction, maintaining proper dental hygiene should be a high priority. Proper dental care consists of brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. You'll also need good technique to make sure you remove as much bacteria as possible.
Brushing and flossing aren't enough to remove bacteria in your mouth. Even after brushing and flossing, a small number of bacteria remains in your mouth. These bacteria eventually forms plaque, which can't be removed with brushing and flossing. That's why it's important to come visit our office every six months for teeth cleanings. Teeth cleanings remove stuck on plaque your brush can't remove. If you want to schedule a teeth cleaning, just call our office and we can book you an appointment.
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