What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction? he area will be numbed to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, you will be advised of what post extraction regiment 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.
For pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask your dentist about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.
When having an extraction, today's modern procedures and follow up care as recommended are there to provide you the patient great benefit and comfort.
Extraction of wisdom teeth is generally recommended when:Wisdom teeth only partially erupt. This leaves an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection. Pain, swelling, jaw stiffness and general illness can result. There is a chance that poorly aligned wisdom teeth will damage adjacent teeth. A cyst (fluid-filled sac) forms, destroying surrounding structures such as bone or tooth roots. Cavities infect the tooth Severe gum disease is present and can be alleviated by wisdom tooth removal
Patients should ask about the health and positioning of their wisdom teeth. A recommendation for removal may be made or patients may be referred to an oral surgeon for further evaluation.