Single and Multi-tooth Extractions
If you have a broken or decayed tooth, you will typically be treated by procedures like dental filling or dental crown. Sometimes, however, the damage can be so severe that these treatments would be futile. In such a situation, the tooth may need to be extracted.
What Is A Tooth Extraction?
At The Dental Specialty Center, NJ, our goal remains to make sure that you are comfortable before, during and after your tooth extraction procedure has been completed. We achieve this by offering you a state of the art dental care and treatment service delivered in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere using the latest dental procedures and innovative techniques.
As part of our tooth extraction procedure, we will be sure to inform you of possible expectations and provide you with sedation dentistry aimed at helping you cope with the pain of the procedure. In the aftermath of the procedure, we will also offer you post-surgery support aimed at better managing the pain and seeing to the complete restoration of your smile.
While a patient’s teeth may have to be removed due to a wide range of reasons including decay, disease, or trauma, the procedure of getting the teeth pulled or removed is known as tooth extraction.
A Single or Multi-Tooth extraction may become necessary as a result of natural changes, however, there are some other natural changes which may occur after the procedure.
Below are some general guidelines to help you heal properly, prevent complications and also make you more comfortable as you recover and settle into your daily activities.
What if bleeding occurs after the extraction?
The dentist may have to place gauze in your mouth to pack the extraction site, thus limiting the bleeding. The gauze will also help the blood clot to form as part of the normal healing process. The gauze pack should be left in place for 30 to 45 minutes after leaving the dentist’s office.
It is important that you avoid chewing on the pack. If you have blood oozing from the extraction site after removing the gauze, here’s what to do:
- Fold another piece of clean gauze into a thick pack which can be bitten down on. Dampen the pad with clean, warm water and place it directly on the extraction site.
- Apply pressure on the extraction site which has now been padded by the gauze and leave firmly in place. Maintain this pressure for about 30 – 45 minutes. If the pad becomes soaked in blood, remove and replace it.
- Avoid sucking on the extraction site or disturbing it with the tongue.
- Wait until a clot is formed. In some cases, a slight amount of blood may leak from the extraction site, however, if you notice a heavy flow of blood or if the bleeding fails to subside, contact your dentist to have them look into the extraction site and cater to it.
- Be sure to take pain medications as directed by the dentist and avoid cleaning the teeth and surrounding areas immediately after the procedure or a day after.
If you think you may need to have an emergency tooth extraction, contact The Dental Specialty Center today at (877) 422-6257.