Tooth Extraction, Recovery and More

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Permanent teeth donot last for a lifetime. With age, injury and external issues, your teeth may start to decay. There are more reasons for tooth extraction. Here they are –

Crowded Mouth –Sometimes excess teeth need to be pulled away to keep the teeth shape right. An orthodontist may suggest you for tooth extraction to make space for healthy teeth or if there is bigger tooth. If a tooth does not get enough space inside the mouth it may erupt the gum and come out. To prevent this kind of situation you may need to pull it.

Infection –Sometimes tooth infection or damage spreads to the pulp. This is the center area of a tooth containing the blood vessels and the nerves. Once bacteria invade pulp, they make it infected. Root canal therapy often can correct this condition but if that fails you may need to pull out tooth.

Infection Risk – If you have a compromised immune system because of chemotherapy, organ transplant, the infection risk with your teeth are higher and to stop this you have to extract teeth.

Periodontal (gum) disease–You may need to do tooth extraction if periodontal gum disease has infected the bones and tissues supporting the teeth.

For extracting teeth, you may have to undergo a less invasive oral surgery still there are multiple levels of surgery.


Gum tissue can also become infected. A patient who has a condition that puts him or her at a high risk of severe infection might need to take antibiotics prior to and after the extraction.

The tooth extraction is quite a safe process. This is typically a low-risk process but doing it under an inefficient person can release bacteria to the bloodstream. It can also affect the gum tissues. If a patient gets into this condition he/she will have high risks of infection and may need to take antibiotics.It is to make sure that the patient has provided detailed medical history, medicine and their supplements before the oral surgery to the doctor.


The recovery session may last for a few days to weeks. If the pain is severe, the doctor will prescribe pain relievers. Biting the gauze put on the surgery area gently will help reduce bleeding and reduce the possibilities of blood clot in the tooth socket. Keep the pad for the tie as long as your dentist suggests. Eat and drink as instructed. Stop smoking until the area is healed completely. Take rest for the first two days. Avoid using straws and vigorous rinsing or spitting after tooth extraction. For more help see us at Oral and Facial Surgery of Oklahoma. Dr. Wooten here will guide you thoroughly.

**Disclaimer: This site content is not intended to be medical advice nor establishes a doctor-patient relationship.