Tooth Removal (Extraction)

Tooth extraction may be necessary when a tooth is broken, severely decayed or too damaged to be restored.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

Tooth extractions are relatively routine procedures. Your dentist will first numb the area around the tooth, loosen and then remove it.


What happens after the extraction?

After the extraction, some bleeding is normal. Your dentist will make sure that the healing process begins normally.


The area might be sore. However, we will provide tips and advice that will facilitate healing as quickly as possible.


What precautions should I take after an extraction?

For the first day or two after an extraction, you should avoid smoking, using mouthwash, rinsing or brushing the extraction site.


Can the gap be filled immediately following a tooth removal?

Depending on the situation, site and preference the space can normally be filled immediately following a tooth removal. Your dentist will discuss the options available.

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