Recovery Process After Tooth Extraction

Recovery Process After Tooth Extraction

Does that little toothache that used to often wake you up in the middle of the night is no longer little anymore? The throbbing toothache is a sign that you need to visit your dentist right away. Don't just keep on staring at the mirror and watch yourself weep to pain; book your appointment with your dentist now. If the dentist prefers to go with tooth extraction after diagnosing your dental condition, and the recovery process is what worries you, then here is all information you need to know about it.

Who are the candidates for a Tooth Extraction?

The dentist probably suggests a tooth extraction for the following reasons: 

  • A large cavity that has damaged the tooth severely
  • A tooth that is broken beyond repair
  • Periodontal disease weakens the bone supporting the tooth
  • Baby teeth that block the way for permanent teeth (for adults only)
  • To create room for a denture, dental implant, or orthodontic treatment
  • Have a painful, impacted, or infected wisdom tooth


How long does it take to recover from an extraction?

The time to recover differs from person to person depending on certain factors like:

  • The size of the tooth removed¬†
  • The tooth's location
  • Your dental health,


Compliance with aftercare tips

If you are undergoing a simple tooth extraction, then the recovery process is quick and simple. In that case, the dentist will recommend you to relax for about 48-72 hours after the treatment. It usually takes about 3-4 weeks for the soft tissue to heal, so do follow the instructions given by your dentist.

On the other hand, it might take a little longer to recover if you are getting surgical extraction. 

What are the common recovery tips after extraction?

The most common tips you need to follow after extraction are:

  • Do not brush, floss, or chew near the treatment site for a few days (as suggested by the dentist)
  • Avoid using a straw
  • No smoking, as you may develop an infection
  • Avoid harsh physical activity
  • Keep your head elevated while sleeping for the first few days to prevent any bleeding.
  • Use a cold compress or prescribed medication to keep swelling and pain in control.

You don't have to panic thinking about the procedure, as modern technology has introduced numerous sedation options to make the process simple, quick, and comfortable.

Call us at (719) 576-3276 or schedule an appointment at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group today to get your tooth extracted comfortably. We will be glad to help you.

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