At the family dental practice of Dr. James A. Vette, DDS., our first and foremost concern is protecting and strengthening your natural teeth. There are times, however, when extracting one or a couple of your natural teeth is required.
This can be due to severe damage to a tooth from an accident, a fracture, overcrowding of teeth, or teeth that have become compacted. If this is the case, Dr. Vette provides safe and professional tooth extraction to alleviate the problem and improve the status of your teeth.
If you’ve had a recent tooth extraction, be sure to follow these tips to minimize complications. The dentist will go over all of these after surgery but we list them here as well for your convenience.
What to Eat & Drink
The Day of the Surgery When You Get Home
The Days Following Surgery
Do not smoke for 3 days after surgery. Smoking will disrupt healing.
Dry sockets happen when the blood clot is disturbed. This can be painful so avoid doing the following three to five days after surgery to minimize chances of dry sockets.
If you develop a dry socket, contact the office so we can place a medicated dressing over the spot.
Information & Instructions After Oral Surgery
There are several conditions which may occur after oral surgery. The following list contains conditions that can be considered normal:
If you have sutures that require removal, your dentist will tell you when to return to the office.