Tooth Extraction

Apr 6 • 1 minute read

Wondering what to expect when you have a tooth removed?

A dental extraction (tooth removal) typically begins with numbing the area.  Once the tooth is removed some bleeding is normal.  Over time, the mouth will slowly fill bone into the site where the tooth was removed.  In order for the bone to begin filling in, a blood clot must form following the extraction. Avoiding smoking and drinking through straws for about a day after the extraction are important tips to prevent the blood clot from becoming dislodged.  It typically will take about 10-14 days for the gum tissue to cover the site of the extraction. 

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