Simple & Surgical Extractions

Benefits and Aftercare Of A Surgical Tooth Extraction

A dentist or oral surgeon often suggests tooth extraction when the complications are greater. A surgical tooth extraction procedure is suitable for conditions like dental infections, injuries like a fractured or impacted tooth, crowded teeth, any kind of severe gum disease, wisdom teeth removal, etc. Firstly, the dentist will numb the tooth that is to be extracted to make the procedure less painful and more comfortable. A tooth extraction might be a little troublesome, but it prevents further dental pain and complications.
We at Smiley Dental are your best choice for performing this complex process with ease. We have qualified experts who are committed to offering the best services for your dental care. They use tested, skillful techniques for performing surgical tooth extraction procedures. In this article, we highlight the key benefits of surgical tooth extraction, recovery, and many more.

Benefits of Surgical Tooth Extraction

Pain reliever

Surgical tooth extraction is a necessary procedure to opt for when a tooth is causing immense and prolonged pain. The pain can be caused by various reasons, such as severe tooth decay, cavities, infection, or any other severe gum disease. Extracting the tooth that is giving you pain can help you feel relieved and comfortable.

  • Better oral healthRemoving impacted or severely damaged teeth that cannot be mended through any other treatments can help maintain good oral health. It prevents the spread of the infection, removes the root cause of the pain, prevents overcrowding of teeth, and maintains better oral health and hygiene.
  • Personalized careTo get the best results from the surgical tooth extraction procedure, one must look for a skilled dentist or oral surgeon to personalize the process according to the patient’s requirements and condition. Our dentists at Smiley Dental provide you with the same. Our professionals carry out the process with utmost care and customized, personalized services to our patients and clients.
  • Recovery time of a tooth extraction surgeryThe actual recovery time from a tooth extraction procedure varies from person to person. It completely depends upon the complexity and condition of your tooth. You can go back to your routine life after 2-3 days of the procedure, but the jawbone and teeth may take several weeks to recover. So, prefer a time for a surgical tooth extraction appointment when you can rest for several weeks and wait for the full recovery.

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We at Smiley Dental Waltham think that every person should have a gorgeous, healthy smile. Get in touch with us if you have oral problems requiring cosmetic withdrawals. We are here to assist you in achieving the best possible Surgical extraction procedure. We have convenient locations throughout Greater Boston, including Waltham, Weston, Newton, Watertown, Lexington, Wayland, Lincoln. Make an appointment for your consultation right now to start along the path to a healthier, whiter smile.

Post-Tooth extraction Care

  • Using clean and sterilized dental gauzeThe dentist or oral surgeon would have put a thick layer of gauze on the site of the extraction to control bleeding. The gauze should be placed on the site for almost 30 minutes. The patient needs to change the gauze with a new and clean gauze once the old one gets soaked in blood. The bleeding might continue for about 24-48 hours after the surgery took place.
  •  Avoiding heavy activity or workout for at least two days post-surgeryAn increase in the heart rate and blood pressure levels can cause a risk of bleeding and discomfort. Complete rest for 2-3 days after your surgical tooth extraction procedure is highly recommended.
  • Avoid foods that are hard to chewPatients should avoid hard or crunchy foods for some days post-surgery. Try not to put too much pressure on your teeth for several days and eat soft foods like rice, pasta, yogurt, etc.
  • Taking medications as prescribedDuring the surgery, the patients must have been injected with local anesthesia, which would last for a few hours. As soon as the numb effect wears off, a patient might feel inflammation and pain at the site of the extraction. The painkillers or medications prescribed by the dentist and surgeon, when taken according to the directions, can help with the pain.

When Are Surgical and Simple Extractions Required?

Easy Extractions

  • For teeth that are easily accessible, visible in the mouth, and able to be extracted without requiring surgery, simple withdrawals are usually advised.
  • They are frequently done for teeth weakened by gum disease, decaying, traumatized, or crowding other teeth.
  • Simple removals are appropriate when the tooth may be extracted from its socket without requiring substantial surgery and can be loosened using specialized tools.

Surgical Retractions

  • In more complicated circumstances where ordinary procedures are not easily accessible, or the tooth cannot be removed, a surgical tooth extraction procedure becomes essential.
  • They can be necessary for teeth that are impacted, badly fractured or decaying, ankylosed, or situated in delicate locations.
  • Dental withdrawals require additional medical methods, such as cutting the gums, extracting the tooth by sectioning it into smaller pieces or pulling the tooth by removing the surrounding bone.
  • When conventional extraction techniques are not practical or safe, skilled dentists perform these expulsions.


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  • Lowers the risk of tooth decay and cavities
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