Poor aftercare following a tooth extraction can result in complications, leading to increased pain. By following your dentist’s aftercare instructions you reduce the possibility of post-extraction teeth issues.
– Stick to the prescribed pain medication plan given by your dentist, and not just take them when in pain.
– Avoid alcohol and tobacco, and do not rinse your mouth for the first 48 hours.
– Dry socket occurs when the blood clot on the extraction point is disturbed and can be very painful.
“Tooth extraction is, by no means, a pleasant experience; yet, by working with your dentist and following the aftercare instructions, you can alleviate the pain, reduce the risk of the associated complications, and promote rapid healing.”
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