While it’s always our goal to care for and maintain your natural teeth, there are cases when removing a tooth is in your best interest. We work to make extractions as easy as possible so you can concentrate on a quick recovery.
The Process of Tooth Extraction
Nashoba Family Dentists offer tooth extractions for patients if they need a tooth safely removed. The process is typically fast with the most critical part being recovery. Controlling the bleeding after a tooth extraction is important for the healing process, so we will have you bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes to form a blood clot. You should not disturb the blood clot for the next 24 hours so it can heal properly. We recommend an ice pack to the outer cheek for the swelling. Once it has decreased, you can place a warm compress to the same area. Remember to rinse your mouth with salt water to clean the extraction area.
If you need a tooth extraction in Littleton, MA, contact our office and we will help get you smiling again.Call Nashoba Family Dentists
How much does a tooth extraction cost in Littleton, MA?
The cost of tooth extractions in Littleton, MA varies based on whether or not it’s a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients in the Littleton area. Out-of-pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.
- Tooth Extractions: $246-$387
Preventing Dry Socket
When a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms shortly after the procedure – this is the beginning of the healing process. If this blood clot becomes dislodged before your mouth has healed fully, this causes pain and is called dry socket.
Avoid dry socket with these tips:
- Don’t drink out of straws or anything that creates suction
- Don’t smoke tobacco
- Only eat foods like applesauce, yogurt, etc. for the first couple of days
- Practice good oral hygiene to keep the area clean
What can I eat after tooth extraction?
It’s important to stick to soft foods for the first couple of days following your tooth extraction. You don’t want to disturb the blood clot that has formed, so some foods you can eat are:
- Mashed potatoes
- Ice cream
What causes the need for tooth extraction?
A patient may need a tooth extracted when a tooth has become broken or damaged by decay. Other reasons for extractions include extra teeth growing in, baby teeth that haven’t fallen out, wisdom teeth and medical reasons.
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