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Extraction

The term extraction means to have a tooth removed. It could be simple extraction or Surgical extraction. Teeth are extracted because they may be severely decayed; or may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth ), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

Tips for easy recovery:
  • Avoid smoking for 3-5 days.
  • Don’t rinse your mouth vigorously for 3-5 days.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
  • Follow the diet your dentist suggests usually soft and cold diet for the first 24 hours.
  • Cold Packs or Ice Packs will be helpful to prevent swelling post extraction.
  • Ask your dentist about pain medication.
  • Brush and floss the other teeth as usual but don't clean the teeth next to where the tooth was extracted.
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