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There are certain conditions of the teeth that it really needs to be extracted; badly broken crown that's beyond repair,root fragments, or failed RCT. The whole procedure of Exodontia,or tooth extraction doesn't end at the dental office. A very important phse of the whole procedure is the post extraction phase. It is very important to follow some instructions that the patient should do as soon as he/she left the dental office. Most conditions in a bad post-extraction management results into a dry socket (a feature soon in The "Molar Truth" is...), infection, and delayed wound healing.
A tooth extraction is considered a minor surgical procedure, and it left a wound in your mouth. It could have been painful if not for the anesthetics that numb the area locally. To ease the pain when numbness is gone, take pain reliever while it is still there.
Right after extraction, control the bleeding by continously biting on the sterile gauze for about 30 minutes.
Aplly cold compress on the check area near the extraction site. This will lessen the swelling and reduce the bleeding.
In the next 24 hours, a good clot should have covered the socket and bleeding is gone. The next target is to allow fresh circulation in the area to hasten healing. Apply warm compress intermitently to dilate blood vessels and allow blood circulation.
Avoid hot food in the 1st 24 hours. This will disturb the formation of blood clot that is needed to stop bleeding and cover the socket to form a new tissue.
The wound at this period is still fresh and fragile. To keep it safe, go on soft diet to avoid disturbing the wound.
If you try to gargle or rinse, do it slowly until such time that the blood clot in the socket is stable enough to withstand dislodgement.
When clot is forming in the socket, curiosity usually drives the patient to roll the tongue over the wound. Avoid this habit, you might dislodge the clot in from the socket.