At our office Dr Sidhu is really committed to doing everything possible to save a natural tooth, but in some cases it is in the best interest of the patient to completely remove it. Examples tooth decay too large that has progressed too far to reverse , in preparation for dentures, dental implants, or orthodontic treatment and mostly wisdom teeth or teeth weakened by gum disease.
Extractions can be simple or surgical.
What to expect after extractions.
After the tooth is extracted we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment for the bleeding to stop and form a clot.After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and delay the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.We encourage you to eat soft and cold food and rinse with warm salt rinses after 24 hours for 2-3 weeks.Take the medications prescribed.
If you develop swelling or severe pain call back for follow up appointment.