Why is tooth extraction needed?
There are many reasons why our dentist may recommend tooth extraction in York, Pennsylvania, including:
- A crowded mouth
- To prepare for orthodontic treatment
- Impacted teeth
- Infection that is too severe to be treated with root canal treatment
- The risk of infection in patients who have a compromised immune system
- Loose teeth caused by gingivitis
What should I do after extraction?
After extraction, Dr. Charles Anonye will send you home for a few days to recover. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days. The following instructions will help your recovery be as comfortable as possible:
- Take painkillers as prescribed by our dentist
- Bite on a gauze pad for three to four hours after extraction to reduce bleeding
- Use an ice bag on the area to reduce swelling
- Avoid spitting or rinsing vigorously for at least 24 hours
- Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products
- Eat soft foods like pudding, soup, and yogurt on the day of extraction
We welcome you to contact Heritage Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.