What is Extraction?
There are sSituations where a teeth will need to be removed from the mouth which is referred to as extraction.
Why was my Tooth Extracted?
The causes of tooth extraction can be many:
- Loose tooth
- Excessively damaged tooth
- Severe and chronic infection in the tooth
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Non healing abscess
- Only root pieces left
If you have had an extraction done, the dentist would have prescribed do’s and don’ts. Follow them meticulously. Here are our suggestions on post extraction care.
Follow the following instructions to avoid more complications:
Within The First1 24 hours
- Keep the gauze or cotton in your mouth by applying continuous pressure for 45 minutes
- After removal of the cotton have a cold food item like ice cream
- No spitting for the next 24 hours
- No use of straw for liquid food intake - USE GLASS/TUMBLER
- No smoking for 5 days after extraction
- Have cold food items for the next 24 hours
- No brushing on the side of the extraction for the first 24 hours
- No eating from the side of extraction
- Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor
After first 24 hours
- Start rinsing with SeaSaline oral rinse, 3-4 times daily
- Normal diet can be followed, but avoid eating from the side of extraction
- No smoking till 5 days to avoid eventful healing
- Regular brushing can be initiated
- Keep the area clean at all times which can be easily done by the oral rinse
What to expect post extraction?
You can very easily carry out your day to day activities. Slight discomfort might be there which can be avoided if medicines are taken in the right mode. Stitches may be placed in the extraction area needing removal. Visit your dentist after a week to have them checked out.