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What To Expect After A Dental Extraction

What To Expect After A Dental Extraction

You may need to have a tooth removed for one reason or the other. Perhaps the tooth is severely damaged, chipped or cracked and is messing your overall appearance and self-confidence. It could be that the teeth have decayed severely and risks infecting the other healthy teeth. Removing a tooth can also help to reduce overcrowding. Whatever your reasons are for undergoing a tooth extraction, it’s important to understand what goes on during this form of restorative dentistry.

 

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It’s very important for you to have your tooth extracted by a qualified dental expert. When the procedure is done by someone with experience and skill, you can be assured of a few days of minor recovery with no complications. Feel free to discuss your treatment options with the dentist before going forward with the extraction. There could be other forms of treatment with better results and longer lasting effects.

 

What To Expect During The Procedure

Dentists usually use a local anesthetic to help numb the area so that you experience no pain and discomfort when the tooth is removed. You may even still feel numb after the tooth has been extracted but it should subside with time. Once the tooth has been removed, the dentist is likely to place small gauze in the space left. This is done to help improve the blood clotting process. Make sure you don’t remove the gauze for 30 to 40 minutes after the procedure or as recommended by your dentist. It’s normal to experience a small amount of bleeding after a tooth is extracted.

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What To Expect After Treatment

When the tooth is removed, you need to take care of the site of extraction. Avoid brushing the area vigorously or using irritants like a straw that could not only create room for infection but also inhibit the blood from clotting. You need to wait for the area to fully recover before you can consider any form of repairs.

 

After the first 24 hours, you can go back to using your usual brush, just make sure it has soft bristles that will not damage the gums. Be sure to avoid the extraction site for a couple of days until it fully heals. Should you notice the bleeding is worsening overtime or pain and nausea afterwards, it is important to seek medical help immediately.

 

What To Do After The Area Has Healed

Once the extraction site has healed, you may consider going back to the dentist to have your smile restored. Your options to restore your smile will depend on many things among them the number of teeth extracted. Some popular restorative treatments include dental implants, bridges and dentures. Dental implants are particularly common because they can be made to look like natural teeth and do not affect the healthy teeth. Bridges are used when you have had a couple of teeth removed. You may also opt for permanent or removable dentures if you have had several teeth removed. Review all these options with your dentist and determine the best for you.

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12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
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12:37 08 Jun 18
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15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
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19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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