EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
If your dentist has told you that you need to get a tooth extracted, you will likely have a number of questions and concerns. It is only natural to be a little anxious about what is going to happen to you and how sore will it be afterward.
In this section, we will support you through your extraction and help you get back to normal with the minimum of pain and discomfort.
What to expect after tooth extraction. The normal healing timeline from the extraction to complete bone remodeling.
There is a close physical relationship between your maxillary sinus cavity and upper rear teeth. Having a tooth extracted can cause sinus problems.
Pain management is an important part of any invasive dental procedure. Can taking painkillers before a tooth extraction help reduce pain and discomfort?
Ibuprofen is a popular anti-inflammatory painkiller that is available as both an over-the-counter and prescription drug. Is it a suitable analgesic to use after a tooth extraction?
Ibuprofen is used extensively to relieve mild to moderate tooth extraction pain. However, it is not suitable for everybody. Dr. Lara discusses when Ibuprofen treatment is inappropriate.
Patients often ask how long their tooth extraction procedure will take. Nobody wants to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair so this is a question that is understandable. Dr. Lara Coseo explains the time sequence of pulling a tooth.
Tooth extraction post-operative instructions will usually recommend the use of gauze to help stop the bleeding. In this feature, Dr. Lara shows how to use gauze pads effectively.
Dr. Lara Coseo examines the complications that can occur during and after a typical tooth extraction procedure.
Biting on a gauze pack can help to halt bleeding quickly. However, it is possible for the gauze to stick to the would and disrupt the newly formed blood clot. Dr. Lara gives some advice on how to remove gauze safely.
Driving after a tooth extraction: Dr. Lara discusses why your dentist might not allow you to drive home after a tooth extraction