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Guidelines After an Impacted Tooth Extraction

dentist-tooth-with-metallic-rootA tooth becomes impacted when there is not enough room to accommodate the space in the dental arch and growth becomes impossible.


dentistAfter surgery to remove an impacted tooth, mild discomfort and some swelling is expected. This is part of the process and should not alarm you.


dropYou may use cold compresses to alleviate the swelling.


 

pill-capsuleIn addition, your doctor will prescribe pain medication, which should be taken as directed.


 

note-on-a-clipboardPatients are also advised to favor the extraction area and modify their diet for a few days to allow for healing.