How long does the impact of a dental extraction last?
The effects and impacts of a dental extraction can vary from person to person, but the healing process typically takes about seven to ten days. You must replace the extracted tooth. A replacement tooth should be placed within 6-8 weeks of the extraction.
How long is the procedure of a complete dental extraction?
The amount of time it takes for a dental extraction depends on the complexity of the case. A simple extraction can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. While a surgical extraction may take up to an hour or more.
What are the post op instructions for after a dental extraction procedure?
Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes to stop the bleeding.
Use an ice pack over the extraction site to reduce swelling.
Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously. Do not spit for 24 hours.
When you drink use a straw, for at least 24 hours.
Avoid alcohol and smoking for at least 24 hours.
Avoid hot foods and drinks for at least 24 hours.
Take pain medications as prescribed.
Eat soft foods and gradually add solid foods as you heal.
Brush and floss gently around the extraction site.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day for the first few days.
To make salt water for gargling,
combine 1/4 teaspoon of salt with one cup of warm water and stir until the salt is completely dissolved.
You may also add a pinch of baking soda for additional antiseptic properties.
Once the salt is dissolved, gargle the mixture for 30-60 seconds and spit it out. Repeat as needed.
Follow up with your oral health coach if you experience any unusual pain or swelling.
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