A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth, generally because the tooth has significant decay or damage and cannot be saved. An extraction may also be recommended to make space in the mouth before receiving orthodontic treatment. If you had a tooth extraction due to decay or extensive damage, dental implants are the most common replacement option. Please see our Dental Implants page for more information.
Extractions Post-Op Care
After getting a tooth extracted it is very important to follow the post-op instructions to avoid infection and allow the gums and jaw to properly heal. You should avoid smoking and chewing hard or tough foods. Some pain and swelling can be expected and you may experience some bleeding. Please call our practice if you experience any problems beyond what is normally expected after getting a tooth extracted.