An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and Dr. Kjeldsen will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.
Caring for your mouth after an extraction is very important. Dr. Kjeldsen will outline how you should care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal, so avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate the area.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, call our office today at (707) 765-6021, so we can determine if you need an extraction. Delaying a consultation can worsen the situation and require longer recovery times.