Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Surgery of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But donâ€™t clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.
When having an extraction, todayâ€™s modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by your dentist are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.
Sometimes a tooth is so severely damaged that it cannot be saved. The tooth may need to be extracted and the missing tooth can be replaced with an implant, a crown, a fixed restoration, or removable prosthesis.
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