What Happens After My Extraction Is Over?

Sometimes, the answer to your oral health dilemma is the removal of your tooth through a tooth extraction. While you may fully understand the benefits of this decision and understand the need, you may still require some more information from our team. In many cases, the stress of coming in for an extraction for our patients comes primarily from wondering about what will happen next. We strongly suggest you relax and let this worry dissipate. We’ve got your questions covered with some helpful details!

First, A Quick Recovery

First and foremost, recognize that after a tooth extraction, the main challenge you will be faced with is a quick and not very difficult recovery. You’ll need to leave that side of your smile alone for a few days (you shouldn’t use it to chew), you will need to avoid making a sucking motion (it can dislodge the clot), and you’ll need to rinse. Of course, you’ll be back to your usual plans almost immediately and we will provide you with all the details you need.

Then, You Might Need A Replacement

You might need a new tooth if we’ve removed one that you require for a balanced, complete bite. Without it, you will face challenges with chewing, dental hygiene, alignment, and speaking articulately. Fortunately, we offer bridges, partials, full dentures, and dental implants, so we can restore your smile.

Or, You May Need Nothing!

Is your tooth extraction for a wisdom tooth? These do not need replacing. Neither do teeth taken out for long-term planning (like removing teeth to address overcrowding). Unsure about what to expect? Just ask!

Visit Our Team For Tooth Removal Needs

We offer dental extractions for your oral health need, so don’t hesitate to visit us to learn more about removing your tooth soon. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.