This is a dental treatment of last resort that is often not recommended by dentists, but is occasionally necessary.
Tooth extraction is necessary in the following cases:
This is an act that is performed under local anesthesia and sometimes requires the intervention of a specialist. Our dentist will advise you and direct you at all stages.
What to Do After a Tooth Extraction
It is necessary to monitor the effects and any pain after tooth extraction. There are some things that are absolutely to be avoided to prevent excessive bleeding, inflammation or postoperative infections.
To promote healing, your dental team recommends that you follow the precautions listed below.
Please note that it is perfectly normal to feel some discomfort after dental surgery. Mild inflammation of the surrounding tissue is also likely.
Immediately After Tooth Extraction
To Avoid in the Days Following the Extraction
Treatment for Oral Pain
If you are bothered by the pain, take pain medication such as Tylenol or Advil, or the drugs that were prescribed. If you were prescribed antibiotics for this treatment, continue to take them for the indicated period of time, even if symptoms disappear.
The day of extraction, consume only soft foods or lukewarm liquids. Resume your normal diet as soon as you are able.
From the Day After Until Full Healing
You may find there is an unusually strong production of saliva and that your pronunciation of some of words is altered. Everything should subside within a week. Bruises can appear on the skin. They will disappear after five to seven days. It is likely that you will experience some difficulty opening your mouth. Everything should subside after four to five days. Do not hesitate to call us if after three days the pain increases instead of decreasing. After a few days you will feel better and you will be able to resume your normal activities.
Call us at 819-776-3899 immediately if you are experiencing pain, if you are bleeding profusely, if your swelling persists for 2-3 days or if you have a reaction to the drugs.