What is Extraction?
Removal of an infected, fractured or impacted tooth from the oral cavity. Extraction can be surgcal for complex cases or normal for mild cases.
Some of the reasons a dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. Impaction Decayed tooth Periodontal and gum disease Trauma Tooth overcrowding
Consquences of not geting is done
An untreated tooth infection will not heal and will likely worsen without proper medical care. Ignoring an infected tooth can lead to the bone and gum weakening over time, which makes the damage a lot harder to repair.
What Happens after Extraction ?
It is normal to feel some pain after the anesthesia wears off. For 24 hours after having a tooth extracted, you might also have some swelling and residual bleeding. However, if either bleeding or pain is still severe more than four hours after your tooth is extracted, you should call your dentist.
Past treatment care
After 30min of extraction remove the gauge applied at the site of extration with the hand, do not spit. Eat ice cream or give cold comprassion. Take soft diet, healthy foods and snacks. Also drink plenty of liquids. Brush your teeth gently. Avoid brushing around the extraction. Do keep the extraction site clean. After 12 hours you will be able to gently rinse your mouth.