Tooth Extraction

How Long Does It Take For A Tooth Extraction To Stop Hurting?

It will stop hurting in just 2 to 3 days. Swelling of the mouth and cheeks also starts improving after 2-3 days. Dentist will remove any stitches after 7 days. There will be temporary limited mouth opening initially. This will also improve gradually with proper exercise for 7-10 days.

How Are Tooth Extracted?

General extraction – The dentist will inject appropriate local anaesthesia at first. After confirming sufficient numbness has been achieved, dentist will start to make the tooth loose with Elevator. When tooth is loose in its socket, then dentist with remove it with Forcep. During the whole procedure, you might feel some pressure only.

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Do And Don’ts After Tooth Extraction?

One has to be very careful about aftercare of a tooth extraction. Do whatever your dentist recommends to keep the blood clot intact in the socket. Avoid hard & hot food, rinsing, spitting or using a straw for initial 24 hours after tooth extraction. Avoid smoking and alcohol for next 7 days after tooth extraction.

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How Can I Make My Tooth Extraction Heal Faster?

Take rest at home, avoid physical activity for first 24 hours.

  • Use ice
  • Eat soft food, avoid hard & hot food
  • Take prescribed antibiotics & painkillers
  • Keep your mouth & teeth clean
  • Brush properly
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A and C. These vitamins support the healing process

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