We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Columbus dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Columbus residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Barry & Dr. Love to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Barry & Dr. Love at Lifetime Dental Health would like to talk about what you can expect from extraction and why it’s not something to fear!
Pulling Teeth isn’t like “Pulling Teeth” Anymore
Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. Many Columbus folks may refer to something difficult by saying it was, “like pulling teeth.” However, Dr. Barry & Dr. Love will be the first one to tell you that the technology and techniques of modern dentistry have made the process of extracting a tooth fairly simple and with minimal discomfort to the patients. As long as you take it easy after the procedure and follow the guidelines, you’ll be back to normal in just a few days.
It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including in your mouth. Consider that nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. who, according to the American Diabetes Association, have diabetes. Columbus dentist, Dr. Barry & Dr. Love want you to know the side effects diabetes can have on oral health.
When people with diabetes experience high glucose levels, those levels could also be helping bacteria thrive—causing major problems for their teeth. Some diabetics have chronic inflammation and infections in their mouths.