After a tooth extraction (removal) has been completed by one of our dental health professionals at your Coquitlam dentist, Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry, it’s important to take proper care of the site to prevent infection, control bleeding and allow the gum tissue to heal well enough that it can accept a denture or dental implant.
What to do after a tooth or wisdom tooth extraction
1. You may experience soreness after a tooth extraction – over-the-counter painkillers can help with the pain or you may request prescription painkillers from your dentist at Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry, your Coquitlam dentist, if you find the pain to be too much.
2. Cold compresses will also help keep the pain and swelling down after a tooth extraction.
3. It’s very important that you don’t touch the extraction site, chew heavily around the area or smoke at all. It is recommended that you drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated. Simply follow these simple steps to ensure proper healing and a happy, healthy smile.
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Dental extractions (removing teeth) may be a necessary procedure to prevent tooth misalignment in the case of wisdom teeth or to maintain the health of your other teeth and gums. Extractions nowadays are relatively quick and painless, so if you suspect you have a tooth that might require removal, contact your Coquitlam dentist, Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry today to book an appointment.
If it isn’t practical or possible to repair a tooth, our team of dental experts at Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry, your Coquitlam dentist, may be required to do a dental extraction. Teeth that are extremely damaged by cavities or extensively chipped/broken will generally be extracted if root canal therapy isn’t a viable option.
Dental extractions are a must for a tooth that’s suffering from advanced periodontitis or gum disease because the chances of the tooth infecting surrounding tissues are high.
Wisdom teeth that are impacted (i.e. won’t be able to develop normally) or that simply don’t have room to grow are generally extracted.
If you are nervous or anxious about dental extractions, our Coquitlam dental clinic offers sedation dentistry. To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our dental clinic for more information.
Please contact your Coquitlam dentist, Coquitlam General & Sedation Dentistry, if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.