Tooth extraction is often the last resort dental treatment recommended and administered by your dentist. Tooth extraction is carried out when there is no chance to save the tooth and preventing the decay and the disease from spreading to other teeth.
The recovery of a patient from a tooth extraction can vary among patient. It depends upon factors such as the location and size of the tooth, dental health of the patient, complying with the aftercare instruction.
A simple extraction has a brief recovery period required 2-3 days of allowing the treatment area to clot and the soft tissues can completely heal within 3-4 weeks.
Cases of surgical extractions can require a longer recovery period. The patient might be required to refrain from physical activities up to a week, and the soft tissues can completely heal within 6-8 weeks.
Here are some tips for ensuring a speedy recovery post tooth extraction.
Using local anesthesia and advanced dental technology, our dental team at Anchorage Dental Arts ensure that most extractions as simple, quick and has a faster recovery period. Our team will help you offer aftercare instruction which includes brushing twice a day, flossing regularly and regularly scheduling dental appointments.