Tooth Extractions

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

Please ask you dentist any questions that you may have.  We want you to feel totally comfortable with the procedure.

Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort.

With the Injex Needle Free Injection system, you don’t have to worry any more about needles!

Your dentist will advise you what to expect, and what to do after the extraction, and how to take care of yourself at home.

In most cases a small amount of swelling and bleeding is normal.

Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.

For at least the first 24 hours, it is advisable not to:

  • smoke
  • rinse your mouth vigorously
  • drink through a straw
  • brush in the immediate area

Any of these could dislodge the blood clot, cause bleeding and delay the healing process.

For the first few days, rinse your mouth gently if you must rinse. 

For any pain or swelling that might persist, apply ice wrapped in a cloth or a sports ice pack.

Ask your dentist about pain medication.

You can brush and floss your teeth as usual, except the teeth next to the tooth socket.

Your dentist is there to provide you with great benefit and comfort.  With today’s modern procedures and follow up care, it can be a relatively easy process.

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