Hi my name is Michelle and I’m going to explain
to you on how you can care for a tooth after extraction. It is very important that when
you do have a tooth extracted that you really want to avoid that area. You want to avoid
chewing on that side, you want to avoid messing around with it with your tongue, especially
if you have any stitches in your mouth. You really want to just take care of the area.
You want to really rinse with warm salt water rinses. It is a great remedy. It helps with
any inflammation that you might have and it also helps with any soreness that you might
have after the extraction. You really, if you are a smoker you really want to avoid
smoking for the initial first 24 to 48 hours because if you do what happens when you do
smoke is you are creating suction and you can get what we call a dry socket which is
very painful. You do not want to have that. You also want to avoid as far as like caffeine
products or any acid type foods for your gums. You want to also avoid sucking through a straw
which sucking through a straw could in return cause suction which can cause a dry socket.
Other than that you really want to follow up with your general dentist after you have
an extraction, usually one to two weeks afterwards just to make sure that the area is healing
correctly and that you are not going to be having any future problems with it. Once again
my name is Michelle and I just explained to you on how to care for a tooth after extraction.