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Tooth Extractions

An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and the tooth removed.

Bleeding is normal as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.

Caring for your mouth after an extraction is very important. Dr. Atwood will outline how you should care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal. Avoid activities such as smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate the area and lead to additional problems and pain.

If you experience any complications, like excessive swelling, be sure to call our office right away. Pain medication and/or antibiotics may be prescribed when appropriate.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, call our office today so we can determine if you need an extraction. Delaying a consultation can worsen the situation and require longer recovery times.