Wisdom Tooth Removal Parramatta
Tooth extraction is a procedure where the dentist removes the tooth from the patient’s jaw. There could be numerous reasons why a tooth extraction is needed. From wisdom tooth, tooth infection, tooth decay and crowding are just some of the reasons why tooth extraction is performed. Most tooth extraction procedures are pretty straightforward and quick, while wisdom teeth removal in Parramatta or broken tooth that is buried in the patient’s jaw requires more intricate procedure. At Parramatta Dentistry we have OPG and CBCT x-rays on site to view the teeth roots to address if it will be a simple or surgical extraction prior to the procedure.
Dry socket is a painful symptom that can occur after a major tooth extraction. The cause of a dry socket is when the blood clot in that area is dislodged or dissolved before the wound is healed. The exposure of the underlying bone and nerves in that site can cause tremendous pain. Patients with dry sockets should immediately seek the dentist for treatment to relieve the pain. To prevent dry socket from happening it is very important to follow the aftercare instructions given by the dentist.
After a tooth extraction in Parramatta the dentist will place a gauze on the extracted area. It is important that the patient bites down on the gauze for a good three to four hours. This is to ensure that the bleeding will stop and help the blood clot to form. Painkillers will be prescribed if needed and should be taken accordingly. Once you are at home it is advised to place an ice pack directly on the cheek for a duration of 10 minute at a time to reduce swelling.
For the next 24 hours it is advised to rest and relax while following these few steps. Avoid rinsing your mouth for the next 24 hours and if needed to spit, do so gently. If bleeding occurs again, bite down on the spare gauzes given to you at the appointment for at least 30 minutes. Do not touch or flush the area, so when you’re brushing or flossing your teeth try your best to avoid the extracted site. Soft food diets such as congee, oats, yogurt and ice cream are recommended after extraction. Drinking through a straw and no smoking while the extracted site is recovering can ensure that the tooth extraction healing goes smoothly.
After 24 hours you can start rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after every meal and brush gently on the extracted area making sure you do not dislodged the blood clot. Once the extracted area has been healed in the next couple of days, you can also start slowly reintroducing other foods into your diet. At Parramatta Dentistry we are able to print out the step by step aftercare instruction so you can refer to it while you’re at home recovering.
However if you are still experiencing pain or any sign of infection in the next couple of days after the extraction. Make an appointment at Parramatta Dentistry as soon as possible to get that treated.