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There are cases in which a tooth needs to be removed, even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Dr. Campbell and Dr. Farnsworth may recommend tooth extraction in Prescott, Arizona, if:

– There is an extra tooth or teeth that keeps other teeth from coming in as they should.
– A baby tooth does not fall out in time to let the permanent tooth come in.
– More room is needed to allow proper orthodontic treatment.
– A tooth is too badly decayed to be saved.
– Cancer medications have caused tooth infection.

Chances are that you will have one or more sutures at the extraction site after surgery. It is very important that you follow any and all instructions that our dentists may give you. This can speed your recovery and help you avoid any complications. Your post operation instructions may include:

– To help stop bleeding, bite on a gauze pad for half an hour after extraction.
– Avoid talking, eating, and drinking as much as possible for the first two hours after extraction.
– After the bleeding lessens or stops, drink lots of lukewarm and cold beverages.
– Do not rinse your mouth or brush your teeth for 12 hours.
– On the day of extraction, drink clear liquids and eat soft foods.
– When you brush your teeth, avoid the surgical site. You can gently rinse the area with lukewarm saltwater or a diluted mouthwash.
– Take pain medications as prescribed by our dentists.
– Call our office if bleeding or pain doesn’t stop.

Please to contact Pro Solutions Dental Group today with any questions and to schedule your next appointment.