Posted on June 18, 2018
While it is certainly unfortunate, there are times when a tooth is so severely compromised by a cavity or dental trauma that it cannot be treated with endodontic therapy. In a rare case like this, Dr. William Forero might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth from your gums. This will help ease the pain and prevent a dangerous infection from developing in your gums.
Quality aftercare measures will help your gums heal so Dr. William Forero can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
It's best to try to eat on the other side of your mouth while your gums are healing. Proper hydration is also important, but try to avoid drinking through a straw. The suction could potentially pull blot clots loose from the extraction site.
Any and prescription antibiotics. or pain management medication will need to be taken at the appropriate times. Dr. William Forero will provide you with instructions during your consultation.
Even occasional tobacco use can significantly irritate healing gums. This could increase your recovery time and increases your chances of suffering a serious infection. If you're a tobacco user you might want to talk to your primary physician about a cessation program. Try to choose an option that doesn't include nicotine gum or lozenges, as they can also irritate your gums.
If you've had a tooth extracted at Dr. William Forero's clinic in Coral Springs, Florida and you have recovery and aftercare questions, you can always call 954-752-4901 to speak to a staff member at William Forero DMD, PA.