What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?
Dr. Herman will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, Dr. Herman will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing.
For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Dr. Herman may prescribe a pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But don’t clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.