Many patients fear going in to see the dentist because of fear of the unknown. Many patients ask whether the procedure they are scheduled to get will be painful, and this is understandable. However, many of the procedures carried out by dentists such as tooth extraction, make use of local anesthetics. This means that patients should not feel anything while undergoing the procedure other than slight discomfort.
The healing process after a dental procedure
After your procedure, you may notice some inflammation, and this is actually a good thing. Swelling is a sign of healing, but it may be uncomfortable to go through it. The inflammation may persist for a few days but you should begin to notice it subside. Our team will likely prescribe a treatment regimen after your procedure and it is important that you adhere to it even when you are not in pain or discomfort.
In many instances, the pain from delaying much-needed dental procedures is greater than the discomfort that may follow once the procedure is carried out. Similarly, postponing dental care can increase the likelihood of a more complex procedure being necessary for your treatment. It is thus advisable that you follow the advice given by our medical team to avert the need for more complex procedures and complications.
What if pain persists after my procedure?
If you are in constant pain following your dental procedure, you need to let our team know as soon as possible. Serious pain could be an indication of a wider issue, and if you report in good time, an effective treatment plan can be implemented.
Our team will likely prescribe a treatment regimen of antibiotics and prescription medication. It is very important that you finish the treatment regimen, exactly as you were instructed. If you are worried about your dental procedure and the pain and discomfort that may follow, reach out to us today as we are always happy to help.