Extraction Instructions to help parents with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.
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Tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth
Our extraction instructions will help with tooth removal. Which is the complete removal of a tooth from the part of the tooth that you can see to the roots that are in the jawbone. Damage caused by tooth decay is the most common reason for a tooth’s extraction. Other reasons for removing a tooth include infection or injury. Therefore, removing the tooth can help keep an infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth. And some teeth may be removed to prevent or correct crowding in the mouth.
Dentist or Oral Surgeon
Above all, your dentist or an oral surgeon, who specializes in surgeries of the mouth, can remove a tooth. It can be done in the dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office.
The dentist first numbs (freezes) the area around the tooth. You may also get medicine to help you relax. The dentist uses a special tool to grasp the tooth and lift it out of the tooth socket. You may feel a tug on the tooth as it is being removed. If the tooth breaks while being pulled, or if it doesn’t come out in one piece, the dentist uses other tools to remove the rest of the tooth. After that, the tooth comes out, you will be given a piece of gauze to bite down on. Similarly, this will help stop bleeding. In addition, you may need stitches. You will be told if and when you should come back to have the stitches removed.
Tooth Pain, bleeding or swelling
You may have some pain, bleeding, or swelling afterward. The dentist may give you medicine for pain. The pain should steadily decrease in the days after the extraction.
A blood clot will form in the tooth socket after the extraction. The clot protects the bone during healing. If that blood clot gets loose or comes out of the socket, you may have a dry socket, which exposes the bone. A dry socket may last for several days and can cause severe pain. If you get a dry socket, your dentist can treat it with medicine. Here are some tooth extraction instructions to follow.
Some bleeding is to be expected following extractions. Have your child bite on gauze for half an hour.
Do not spit forcefully and avoid using a straw for 24 hours.
Discolored (red or pink) saliva maybe apparent for 12-24 hours.
Gently clean and brush the teeth and around the extraction site.
Eat and drink on the opposite side of the mouth for 24 hours. Encourage liquid consumption and soft to normal diet as tolerated. Avoid anything too hot (tea, hot soup, hot cereals, etc) or too spicy for the rest of the day.
If necessary, review the extraction instructions and take some Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain. Follow directions on the package for the correct dose.
Slight swelling is common following extractions. If some swelling does, occur, apply an ice bag or towel filled with cracked ice on the affected area, ten minutes on and off for 2-3 hours.
In case of continuing pain, uncontrolled bleeding, rapid swelling, or anything else that concerns you about the extraction, please contact us at 972-433-0535. Follow the extraction instructions and call us.
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