Summerlin and Las Vegas Area

TOOTH EXTRACTION AFTERCARE

When a tooth is so damaged or decayed that it is best to remove it, it is called an extraction. Wagner Dentistry in Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, NV will do all they can to save a tooth, but if it is best to take it out, they offer expert tooth extractions. While it might seem that removing a tooth is the end of the story, it isn’t, and we offer you these tooth extraction aftercare tips to ensure you get the best results.

As your dentist in Summerlin Las Vegas, we will always want you to have the best oral health possible, and if you have an extraction, we are going to look at it in several stages. We will look at the time immediately after the extraction and then the days and weeks that follow. Depending upon the individual treatment plans we have developed with you, your tooth extraction aftercare may involve the use of immediate dentures or some sort of temporary teeth. On the other hand, you may have nothing to cover the space where the tooth was, and so tooth extraction aftercare has to begin with some very common sense steps.

TAKE TIME TO RECOVER

It might seem that a tooth being removed would not require you to enjoy some “down time”, but that is precisely the case. Avoid work for a day or two, don’t get involved in sports or heavy lifting. You need to allow your mouth a chance to heal and for any tissue to stop bleeding or for swelling to be eliminated. This cannot happen if you are trying to talk, work, or run around like before.

BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT BRUSHING AND FLOSSING

The loss of one tooth does not mean you can neglect all the rest. However, this is a moment when you might injure yourself if you jostle the toothbrush around inside your mouth. Instead, be very careful about your hygiene and use deliberate and slow movement to prevent yourself from hitting or disturbing the area where the tooth was removed

AVOID EXTREMES

You are going to have to eat after any extractions, but we advise against the consumption of very hot or very cold foods. These can irritate the area where the tooth was removed.

Apart from these immediate tooth extraction aftercare tips, we can only say that you need to follow up with us, never missing an appointment, to be sure that your oral health is assured. Whether you are going to next have an implant, a dental bridge, dentures or just leave the space empty, we need to ensure the progress of healing, so be sure you come to all schedule appointments.

CONTACT OUR SUMMERLIN LAS VEGAS DENTIST FOR TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

You are going to have to eat after any extractions, but we advise against the consumption of very hot or very cold foods. These can irritate the area where the tooth was removed.

Apart from these immediate tooth extraction aftercare tips, we can only say that you need to follow up with us, never missing an appointment, to be sure that your oral health is assured. Whether you are going to next have an implant, a dental bridge, dentures or just leave the space empty, we need to ensure the progress of healing, so be sure you come to all schedule appointments.

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