Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled. There are many reasons why Dr. Roy Oyangen in Schenectady, NY may recommend tooth extraction, including:

  • Preparation for orthodontics
  • A mouth that is over crowded to allow new teeth to grow in properly come in
  • An impacted tooth
  • A tooth that is too badly infected to be saved with root canal therapy
  • The risk of infection in patients with a compromised immune system
  • The loosening of teeth caused by gingivitis which is the start of Gum Disease

After extraction, our dentist will send you home to heal for a few days. Here are some tips to make your recovery time as comfortable as possible:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed by our dentist
  • Bite on a gauze pad for three to four hours after extraction to reduce bleeding
  • Apply ice to the area to control swelling
  • Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days
  • Do not rinse or spit vigorously for at least 24 hours
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Eat soft foods like soup, pudding, and yogurt on the day of the extraction

Feel free to contact Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.