Sometimes a tooth that is diseased or hurting may need to be removed from your mouth to keep you healthy or pain free.
What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction? Carpenter Dental offers relaxing gas to all our patients for easy of anxiety and minimal sedation. Dr. Carpenter will anesthetize the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward.
For pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask Dr. Carpenter about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual.