Tooth extractions, or exodontia, is the removal of a tooth. Reasons for tooth extractions include decayed or broken teeth. They may also be removed to make room for other teeth or an orthodontia treatment. Throughout history, tooth removal has been used to treat a variety of illnesses before the discovery of antibiotics as chronic tooth infections were linked to a number of ailments. There are two main types of tooth extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed on visible teeth in the mouth under local anesthesia. The tooth is loosened from its socket and then removed with dental forceps. Surgical extraction is a more complicated procedure done on teeth that have broken under the gum line or have not fully erupted and is generally done under general anesthesia.
You can expect the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. You should put the gauze on the extraction site and change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call the office or go to Emergency Room . Rest but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. You can also use an ice pack on tooth extractions for the pain.
You should limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don’t feel that the extraction site is healing properly call the office for a follow up.
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