After a tooth extraction (removal) has been completed by one of our dental health professionals at Maple Place Dental, your Maple Ridge dentist, 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.
What to do after a tooth or wisdom tooth extraction
1. 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 Maple Ridge Dental if you find the pain to be too much.
2. Cold compresses will also help keep the pain and swelling down after a tooth extraction.
3. It’s very important that you don’t touch the extraction site, chew heavily around the area or smoke at all. It is recommended that you drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated. Simply follow these simple steps to ensure proper healing and a happy, healthy smile.