Nothing can replace the strength and working functional capacity of natural teeth. Therefore, utmost care is taken to save the tooth.

But under certain unavoidable circumstances of the tooth, (severe infection of tooth or the adjoining gums , fracture of the tooth), extraction (removal) of the teeth are done under strict aseptic conditions.

Suturing may or may not be required depending on the condition, to be decided by the operator.

Extraction of the milk teeth are done under local anaesthesia or under sedation for uncooperative patients.

Instructions following Dental Extractions:

On the Day of Extraction:

1.Cotton pack to be held firmly in mouth at site of extraction for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.

2.No rolling around or talking.

3.Swallow all what comes in mouth – It’s your own blood-saliva-antiseptic solution.

4.No spitting for the next 12 hours.After 1/2 hour to 1 hour – remove cotton pack.

5.No need to place another cotton pack.

6.Have a glass of cold-room temperature milk juice and pain tablet.

7.After 2-3 hours, effect of anesthesia goes off, then have meals. For meals you may have Soft-Semi solid – Cold diet (Rice, Curd, Idli, Upma – homemade) Hard Hot I  Spicy food to be avoided for 3 -7 days.

8.Hot tea Coffee to be avoided for the next 12 hours.

9.After every drink meal, gargle very gently with plain cold water, and swallow (for the next 12 hours).

10.At bed time, brush with toothpaste, gargle gently and spit.Ice should be applied from outside approximately corresponding to site of extraction for 12 hours (15 minutes to 1/2 hour every 1-2 hours).

11.Sleep with head turned to other side or facing up to God.

Instructions following Dental Extractions:

Next day onwards after extraction:

1.Plain water gargles to be done after every meal drink.

2.Glass of warm water with 1/2 teaspoon table salt to be added and held in mouth at site of extraction for 2-3 minutes, 5 to 10 times a day for 1-2 weeks.

3.Antiseptic gargles after every meal  (as required) .Brush three times – after breakfast, lunch, dinner all four corners of mouth, irrespective of surgical site and keep the tongue clean.

4.Medicines to be taken as advised by the Dentist.

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