If tooth has been broken or damaged by decay and your dentist cannot restore it, or if a tooth is very loose, the extraction will be required.
Extraction is the most common procedure done in dentistry. Often, the patient will request information regarding the procedure itself in advance.
After the extraction, a list of post-operative instruction should be given verbally by the dentist or the assistant, the instructions are also given in writing.
Please after extraction avoid
– Hot fluid and alcohol
– Strenuous exercises
– If bleeding does occur after the procedure, bite onto a cotton pack for up to 3-min.
– Pain, swelling or bruising may occur after the procedure, analgesics may be taken as required,
– Avoid Aspirin
– Do not smoke for the rest of the day as this may cause serious infection.
– Do not eat any food as long as you feel numbness in your mouth.
– Hot salt water mouthwash should be used after each meal from the day after the procedure for up to 1 week.
– Please contact the surgery in case of continuous bleeding or sever pain, or go to the nearest hospital. You should also make an appointment for further healing control if any post-operative complications arises