Tooth Extractions

If an impacted tooth cannot be saved, it has to be extracted. The process of removing a tooth from its socket in the gums is known as an extraction. Depending on the severity of the gap and wound left by the extracted tooth, the gum may need to be stitched back together. The patient is then given a piece of cotton padding to bite into, which stops the bleeding. Once the effects of the local anaesthetic have worn off, the patient may take pain medication at home to alleviate the pain. Some people may require antibiotics.

  • The cotton kept at the extraction site must be maintained in place for 30 minutes to stop bleeding.

  • Slight bleeding may continue for several hours after the procedure. In case of excess bleeding contact us.

  • ¬†Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the anesthesia has completely worn off.

  • You may experience pain and discomfort once the anaesthesia wears off. Take medications as prescribed to avoid discomfort.

  • External swelling on the face is common after the procedure. Apply cold packs for a day at the site of swelling for 20 minutes intermittently.

  • Start your prescribed oral hygiene regime the next day (brushing, rinsing with mouthwash, flossing).

  • Take a soft and cold diet for at least 3 days post-surgery to avoid discomfort.

  • Avoid rinsing or spitting out blood and saliva forcefully for 24 hours.

  • After 24 hours rinse your mouth thrice daily with lukewarm saltwater (One glass of lukewarm water with half a teaspoon of salt).

  • Avoid the intake of hot, hard, spicy food, and aerated drinks for at least 3 days post-surgery.

  • Avoid smoking and intake of alcohol for a week after the procedure for better healing.

  • ¬†Avoid external application of zandu balms, hot packs, or other ointments at the site of the swelling.

  • Sutures will be removed 7-10 days after the surgical procedure.

  • In case of emergency contact clinic.

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