Dental Extraction

Sometimes referred to as exodontias the removal of a tooth from the mouth. This is usually because of disease, tooth decay, absence teeth, fractured or broken teeth, trauma or crowding. Tooth extraction is a commonly performed procedure to remove a tooth from its socket.

If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. Naturally, there will be blood when a tooth is extracted. In the most cases, the blood can be controlled by placing moist clean gauze over the extraction site and applying gentle but firm pressure.

Swelling and pain are natural after an extraction and should be expected. These can be alleviated through regular pain medications and through prescriptions your dentist might give you. Your doctor might also give you some antibiotics to take to prevent infections. The pain and swelling should reduce in a couple of days.

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