In our lifetime, most of us have, or will, experience one or more extraction of teeth. Extraction is not always due to unhealthy teeth or mouth decay. Often, dentists and oral surgeons extract one or more teeth (for example, "the wild teeth) to treat crowding, and / or if necessary, for the placement of braces that are right into the mouth of the patient.

After the extraction of blood clots began to form and protect the extraction site. Meanwhile, it will take 3-4 weeks for your gum network to heal completely, and anywhere from 3-6 months for bones. However, the pain must subside in 48 hours. You can check out emergency tooth extraction services via online resources.

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In general, most extraction is a routine short-term dental procedure. However, all extraction requires the right home care for optimal healing. Immediately after your procedure, the dental assistant will give you postoperative instructions, answer the questions you might have, and your guide through every step.

As a dental assistant, it is our job to ensure you get complete information, and comfortable before leaving our office. You will want to follow all postoperative instructions to ensure your healing process is fast and without incident. Following the tips below will encourage the formation of blood clots, prevent it from becoming dislodged or worse painful dry sockets:


  • Start taking the prescribed painkiller drug (with soft food) before the numbness runs out.


  • Don't go to work, exercise, or participate in any heavy activity for a minimum of 12 to 24 hours.
  • Sleep with your head is supported with the first night pillow after surgery.