n  What is tooth extraction?

l   What are candidates for tooth extraction?

There are many reasons for tooth extraction, most common are performed on:

ü   Unrestorable decayed tooth and dental trauma

ü   periodontal disease

ü   Impacted tooth

n  What is the extraction procedure?

l   Performed while the individual is awake by using local anesthetic injections. (It makes you painless but you can still feel the instruments forces.)

l   Tooth extraction will be last few minutes to hours.

It will be a long surgery if the tooth is Impacted or broken.

Stitches may be used at the sugary site in case of complex surgical extraction.

l   Sometimes bone graft procedure is suggested.

n  After a tooth extraction, here are precautions

l   HEMOSTASIS: Bite down the gaze pads and keep it in place for an hour, change it after every hour, depending on the amount of bleeding.

l   EATING: Eats solids only after numbing off and avoid sucking of any type: smoking, sipping.

l   SWELLNG: Swelling may occur after couple of hours or days, reaching a maximum at the 2nd or 3rd day. Apply an ice pack on the side of your face where surgery was to reduce swelling. (15 minutes on and 15 minutes off for the first day)

l   MEDICINE: Take antibiotic as prescribed, painkillers as needed.

l   CLEAN: Keep your extraction area clean only by rinsing with mouth wash. Other area : normal cleaning and flossing while avoiding around the site of extraction.

l   STICHES REMOVAL: If the stitches have been placed on the sugary site, it should be removed after 7 to 10 days. The second visit would be necessary.

l   Rest more and less talk as possible after sugary.

l   If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 3-4 days, or aadverse reaction to the medication, please call us immediately.


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