Gentle Tooth Extraction for Better Oral Health
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Tooth Extractions
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Recovery from a tooth extraction can vary and depends on the individual case. On average, most people can return to their routine tasks after 48 to 72 hours. However, the healing period of tooth sockets or soft tissues can take several weeks (three to four weeks). It’s crucial to avoid strenuous activities during this time to prevent dislodging the blood clot in the extraction area.
Your dentist will administer a type of anaesthesia to you before the extraction. You may feel a slight “prick” from the needle, but you can expect not to feel sensation or pain once the process begins. It’s common to feel some pressure as your dentist makes their way to access and extract your tooth.
Here’s a list of dos and don’ts after getting teeth extracted:
- Take a full rest.
As we’ve discussed earlier, resting after 48 to 72 hours is particularly important.
- Keep your body hydrated.
Drink plenty of water to reduce bacteria in your mouth and avoid dehydration which can lead to a dry mouth.
- Let the wound clot.
Unless your dentist says otherwise, gently bite on a clean gauze pad to apply pressure and slow the bleeding. It can be a way to promote clotting.
- Apply ice packs. Putting a cold pack on the side of your face where you had extracted teeth may reduce swelling.
- Do not smoke.
Cigarettes, tobacco, or any products containing nicotine are prohibited as the chemical can harm the area and delay healing.
- Do not drink from a straw.
When you suck the air from the straw, it creates a suction that can irritate the blood clot and lead to a dry socket.
- Do not poke the socket. Doing so may take longer to heal, bleed more, and also cause dry sockets.
The cost will depend on the difficulty of the procedure. The average cost of a simple tooth extraction may be between $200 and $270 per tooth. If the tooth requires oral surgery and division, the price can range between $370 and $480.
In contrast, a simple wisdom tooth extraction can start from $270 to $450 per tooth. These are only sample cost estimates for dental extraction in Maryborough and nearby areas. You can get a more specific quote from your dentist at Mary River Dental during the consultation.