2975 Westchester Ave,
Purchase, NY 10577
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Stamford, CT 06905
There are circumstances under which a tooth is no longer viable and needs to be extracted. The top four situations are:
At the office of Westchester Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology, we are enthusiastic about treating your oral health. It’s as important to our professionals as it is to you. Our board-certified oral surgeons treat all kinds of conditions, including extractions. In addition to the high-quality, comprehensive care we provide, we also have a welcoming, patient-focused environment in which each client will feel at ease.
Following the extraction, it won’t be unusual for the site to bleed a bit. But it’s imperative that you not touch the socket area, lest you hinder the forming of the blood clot that must form. In most instances, stitches are used to help with initial control of bleeding and clot formation. Your oral surgeon will recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever and tell you to use one of two self-made mouth rinses—of diluted hydrogen peroxide or of salty water. Tell your oral surgeon if you must avoid salt.
The soreness will lessen after three days. Seven to 10 days later, the new connective tissue and microscopic blood vessels that form on the surface of the wound while it’s healing will safeguard the removal location until bone can grow there.
You’ll see the oral surgeon two weeks later to have the stitches removed and the site inspected. If the extracted tooth was a wisdom tooth, however, the healing process could take several weeks.
When you’re searching for an oral surgery practice that’s dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized care, look no further than the office of Westchester Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology. We offer an extensive menu of high-quality services for people of all ages. Our skilled team has your needs in mind. For more information about our many services, please contact us today.
By Southern Connecticut Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology
November 22, 2021