If you are suffering from a decayed or irritating tooth that is causing you pain and distress, our oral surgeons are here to help ease that pain. Tooth extractions are among the best and simplest ways of getting rid of a troublesome tooth. An example of this might be your tooth needs to be extracted if it becomes damaged in an accident or if the tooth is causing you oral pain. Other examples include:
- Serious tooth infection
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Preparation for dental implants
- Dental trauma
- Severe decay
- Presence of disease
Things to keep in mind about the procedure:
Depending on the number of teeth that need to be removed, the dentist might give you a local or general anesthetic to ease your nervousness or to numb the operation area. You might experience light bleeding after the operation, this is normal and to be expected.
The initial healing phase for the treatment may take 3- 6 weeks. However, pain should diminish by the second day. You should take plenty of rest the few days to help the healing process. Also, be sure to keep your head up when resting or sleeping by with 2 or 3 pillows to lessen swelling or bleeding.
What not to do after your procedure:
Do not poke inside of the gap that was made. Though for the first couple of days, it is going to feel somewhat awkward to have a gap, but do not poke that region together with any toothpick or tongue as it might delay recovery, it might provoke bleeding and may also result in a dry socket.
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