What is the expected recovery time following tooth extractions?
There are many reasons why patients in the San Francisco, California area may have a natural tooth extracted. Perhaps they are preparing an implant to replace a tooth that can not be saved. Or they need full mouth tooth extractions for orthodontic work to address overcrowding. Maybe they need to get the smile ready for full dentures. Whatever the reason, one of the typical questions is about the recovery time needed following a tooth extraction procedure. Dr. Gupta can educate patients on the aftercare instructions that should be followed after tooth extraction procedures.
What is the expected recovery time after tooth extraction?
Dr. Gupta of Peninsula Dental Implant Center will educate patients on what to expect after their procedure in terms of recovery and healing. The patients who have had a simple extraction, during which a tooth is accessible for removal, will experience faster healing and recovery than patients who have had a surgical extraction. Simple extractions require patients to be at the dental office for about an hour. Recovery also varies depending on whether or not the patient experiences any complications. Most patients typically report feeling better in just a few days to a week following their extraction.
If you have had a surgical extraction, which is necessary when a tooth is not visible or is impacted, you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. This is normal and will subside within a few days. Recovery time following a surgical extraction is typically longer than it is for simple extractions but will still vary based on the individual case. Dr. Gupta will provide you with specific instructions following your procedure to ensure proper healing, which may include eating softer foods for the first week and taking care in brushing around the extraction area.
Dr. Gupta uses 3D CT Scan to plan the surgical extractions and uses IV sedation to extract the impacted wisdom teeth.
In general, it is important to take things easy following your tooth extraction and to follow your dentist’s instructions for proper healing. This will help ensure a quick and smooth recovery.
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If you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth extraction and aftercare, please reach out to Dr. Gupta at Peninsula Dental Implant Center. Call (650) 232-7650 to request a visit and consultation appointment at the office, located at 1201 St. Francis Way in San Carlos, CA.
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