tooth extractionDental problems are never fun. If you’re worried about an upcoming tooth extraction, it’s important that you do everything you can to make the procedure go without complications or difficulties. Here are some tips to help your tooth extraction go well and to avoid infections and pain afterward.


Before any major dental procedure, you should consult with your dentist and see if there is anything you can do to help. Let them know about any medications you are currently taking and if you have a history of any serious medical conditions like heart issues or an impaired immune system. Also, you should try and avoid foods and liquids in the hours that lead up to your extraction.


The procedure itself is the easiest part, at least for you. All you have to do is relax and stay calm. Trust the dentist and the entire dental care team. They are looking out for your best interests and are trained professionals. Communicate with your dentist if you're experiencing severe pain during the procedure and he or she will adjust accordingly.


After the extraction, it's your job to get plenty of rest. While you are resting, you should pay attention to any swelling or excessive bleeding and monitor your pain levels. You can expect minor discomfort, swelling, and light bleeding, but if it’s anything more than that, call your dentist. In addition to monitoring your progress and resting, you should slowly start getting back into your normal routine. Brush very lightly at a 45-degree angle toward your gum line and gently move the bristles back and forth. Don’t rinse out your mouth for at least 24 hours, either. Also, only eat soft, liquid-based foods for a few days after your dental procedure.

Talk to your dentist if you want to move forward with dental implants or other cosmetic solutions, too. There are affordable dentures and implants you can have put in that look great.

No one wants to have their teeth pulled, but as long as you’re careful and do what you’re supposed to before, during, and after the procedure, you’ll be fine. If you want to learn more about tooth extractions or other dental procedures, contact Aegis Dental today.

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