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What is Tooth extraction


Posted on 4/25/2022 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
What is Tooth extractionTooth extraction is the removal of a problematic tooth that can impact your dental health. The tooth is usually extracted due to reasons such as gum disease, crowded teeth, and teeth decay. It is standard for adults and children suffering from the above disorders. Teeth extraction to children is expected as they have to shed their milk teeth to get permanent teeth. Our specialist offers dental services and dental advice regarding tooth extraction for your maximum optimal health.

Taking care of a tooth extraction


Tooth aftercare differs from one specific practice to another depending on the extraction location and the type of extraction. For a standard extraction, it takes seven to ten days to heal. The blood clot on the socket of the extracted roots should be protected from any external interference to avoid bleeding. Dislodging the socket wound can be very painful. It is better to avoid chewing using the side experiencing tooth extraction.

How to speed up the healing of the socket wound


Tobacco smokers need to stop smoking or avoid any action involving smoking. It is much better to apply an ice bag to the wounded areas for ten minutes after the procedure. Avoid leaving the ice bag on the socket for too long as it can cause tissue damage. It is advisable to use painkillers prescribed by a doctor for a painful extraction. For proper healing, it is necessary to avoid brushing the interfered areas or dislodging the wound.

Foods to take after tooth extraction


During the healing process after a tooth extraction, it is essential to avoid solid and hard foods and instead eat soft foods like soup, yogurt, and pudding. More substantial food will be incorporated with time.

You can get our services at our dental clinic for tooth extraction and aftercare services. We have passionate professionals who will ensure that you recover properly after your tooth is removed. Give us a call to book your next dental visit at our practice.

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Dr. Melody J. Schiffer &
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry



(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809


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