When to Consider a Tooth Extraction
How Tooth Extractions Work
What to Expect from the Extraction Process
After tooth removal, your gums will need ample time to heal. To aid the post-extraction healing process, your dentist will recommend avoiding smoking for at least 24 hours following the procedure. Additionally, do not drink from a straw and avoid overexertion.
He or she may also put you on a different diet, at least for the first one to two weeks after the extraction. Avoid brushing your teeth within the first 24 hours. Also, be sure to gently rinse after each meal to remove food particles. If a fever or non-stop bleeding occurs, contact your dentist or visit a hospital right away.