Extractions – Bountiful Dental

What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?

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, and in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.

Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the blood clot and delay healing.

For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. For pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag to your cheek. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. However, don’t clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.

When having an extraction, today’s modern procedures and follow up care as recommended by your dentist are there to provide you great benefit and comfort.

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