What can I expect from a tooth extraction?
No one likes to hear that they may need a tooth extraction, but at i-Implant Dentistry, we make the process comfortable and stress-free. An extraction may even relieve you of any pain or discomfort you may have. If you need a tooth extraction in Sartell or Roseville, we will explain the process to you, so you know what to expect.
What the Process Looks Like
Once your dentist has determined that a tooth extraction is necessary for your oral well-being, he will go through your medical history to ensure there are no underlying conditions to consider.
Your dentist will numb the area at the gum line using a local anesthesia. Once the tooth is extracted, your dentist will apply gauze into the socket and may use self-dissolving stitches if needed. To reduce swelling, put ice over the area for ten minutes at a time.
At-Home Extraction Care
Our i-Implant Dentistry dental staff will give you aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing. It is always recommended to avoid hard foods and eat soft foods like soup, yogurt, or smoothies. Rest your head on a pillow to reduce any bleeding.
Give us a call if pain and discomfort are constant. If you experience nausea or vomiting, give us a call right away.