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What are Extractions?
How Do Tooth Extractions Work?
During a tooth extraction, Dr. Zemskova will use specialized instruments to gently loosen the tooth from its socket. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be necessary, which involves making a small incision in the gum to access the tooth. Once the tooth is successfully loosened, Dr. Zemskova will carefully lift it out using forceps.
After the extraction, Dr. Zemskova may place gauze on the extraction site to control bleeding and promote blood clot formation. In some cases, stitches may be required to close the wound. Dr. Zemskova will provide post-extraction instructions, including guidelines for pain management, oral hygiene, and diet, to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are tooth extractions painful?
Dentists use local anesthesia to numb the area before a tooth extraction, ensuring a comfortable and painless experience during the procedure. You may experience some pressure or mild discomfort, but it should not be painful. After the extraction, Dr. Zemskova will provide instructions for pain management during the healing process.
Can I eat and drink after a tooth extraction?
Dr. Zemskova will provide specific guidelines for eating and drinking after a tooth extraction. Initially, it is recommended to stick to soft foods and avoid hot beverages. As the healing progresses, you can gradually reintroduce a normal diet. It is crucial to avoid chewing on the extraction site to prevent complications.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
The recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing abilities. In general, it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the gum tissue to heal fully. Following post-extraction instructions, such as maintaining proper oral hygiene and avoiding strenuous activities, can help expedite the healing process.
What should I do after a tooth extraction to promote healing?
After a tooth extraction, it is important to follow instructions for optimal healing. This may include gently biting on gauze to control bleeding, taking prescribed medications, avoiding hard or chewy foods, and practicing good oral hygiene. It is also essential to attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist.