Tooth extraction is the removal of one or more teeth.
When Should You Get A Tooth Extracted?
- It is fractured below the gum line.
- It is infected and severely decayed.
- It is under advanced periodontal disease.
- A primary tooth is not falling out.
- There is an impacted wisdom tooth.
Post Operative Instructions (taken from Canadian Dental Association)
- Do not rinse your mouth within the first 24 hours, even if the bleeding and oozing leave a bad taste in your mouth.
- Do not chew on the gauze pad or suck on the wound.
- Do not strain yourself for 2 full days after your surgery.
- Avoid hot liquids like coffee and tea. If you eat soup, let it cool first. Hot liquids increase the flow of blood and your wound can start to bleed again.
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco for the first 2 weeks after surgery. They make it harder for the blood to clot and easier for an infection to start. Alcohol and tobacco will also delay healing.
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