If you need an extraction, the area will be numbed to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction you will be advised of what post extraction regimen to follow. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was through the formation of a blood clot.
Here are some tips to follow to make recovery easier:
- Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
- Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If you experience swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call your dentist right away. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don’t clean the teeth next to where the tooth was removed.
If you have any questions about Extractions, please call our office. We will be happy to help you.