After Your Tooth Extraction

Woman with the toothache

At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we offer tooth extraction services for all of our patients who are in need of one. There are several reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted. Decay, injury, spacing and other reasons may lead Dr. Zhang or Dr. Jacoby to decide that an extraction is best for the health of your mouth.

In the long run, tooth extractions will typically solve whatever problem you may be experiencing. However, immediately after your extraction, you will need to properly care for you mouth so healing happens as quickly and painlessly as possible.

To avoid unnecessary pain, be sure to take the pain medication recommended to you by our professional staff at Mendota Springs Dentistry. During your actual extraction you will be given sufficient sedation or pain management tools. However, after your surgery, you are responsible for taking your medicines for pain. Typically you need to take your medication with soft food and water. This will help lessen your side effects of nausea or upset stomach.

Some level of swelling is usually associated with a tooth extraction. To help with the swelling be sure to utilize ice packs. Wrap your ice pack in a light towel and apply it to the face adjacent to the surgical site. Do these applications in intervals of 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. At times, we will also prescribe medication to control swelling as well. Follow the instructions for administration of those as well.

At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we will care for you every step of the way during your tooth extraction process. Call and book your appointment with Dr. Zhang or Dr. Jacoby today.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709