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Tooth Extractions

tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, including tooth decay that rendered the tooth non-restorable. Extractions are routinely performed on impacted or problematic wisdom teeth.

Before removing your tooth, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth to lesson any discomfort. After the extraction, you may need stitches.  In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.   

What to Expect After Surgery?

In most cases the recovery period will last just a few days.  Your dentist will prescribe painkillers to help you deal with any pain while healing.   
    
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing. 

After 24 hours, rinse your mouth gently afterward with salt water to reduce swelling and relieve pain. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don't clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.

Change gauze pads before they become soaked with blood. 
 
The removed tooth can be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge.