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What to Do after a Tooth Extraction

What to Do after a Tooth Extraction

After a tooth extraction (removal) has been completed by one of our dental health professionals at Eagle Landing Dental in Chilliwack, it’s important to take proper care of the site to prevent infection, control bleeding and allow the gum tissue to heal well enough that it can accept a denture or dental implant.

Tooth extractions are generally minor procedures done at our office in Chilliwack usually under local anaesthesia that will numb most of your mouth. You may experience soreness after a tooth extraction – over-the-counter painkillers can help with the pain or you may request prescription painkillers from your dentist at Eagle Landing Dental if you find the pain to be too much. Cold compresses will also help keep the pain and swelling down after a tooth extraction.

It’s very important that you don’t touch the extraction site, chew heavily around the area or smoke at all. Our team recommends drinking lots of fluids to stay hydrated. Simply follow these simple steps to ensure proper healing and a happy, healthy smile. Contact Eagle Landing Dental in Chilliwack if you would like more information about tooth extractions or if you would like to book an appointment.

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