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Usually teeth may need to be extracted due to their being poorly positioned in the mouth (impacted) or to prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatment.
The priority of our dentist, Dr. Le is always to save your natural teeth, but a teeth extractions might be necessary because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If left untreated, a patient could end up with more serious complications.
There may be some swelling and sensitivity for a few days which is managed by simply take OTC pain killers as needed. Applying an ice pack can also help reduce any swelling.
Avoid brushing, poking or chewing with the area to allow it to heal and contact the office immediately if the swelling or pain is not reducing within 72hrs.
It is also important to replace the missing tooth quickly with a dental implant, a fixed bridge or other options to avoid all the complications that come with the gap of a missing tooth.