Typically, your dentist will first evaluate your tooth to see if it is savable using different measures before settling on extraction. Injury, tooth disease (cavity or infection), and overcrowding are usually the main reasons why a provider recommends an extraction. These teeth are often at risk of gum disease, which can lead to very serious medical problems.
Bleeding usually begins immediately after extraction, and you will gradually start seeing less by placing gauze over the treated area and applying pressure. Patients will notice some inflammation in the following days to come which is completely normal. You should continue at home care instructions for the next 14 days. Some patients heal faster than others. Healing also depends on the tooth that has been extracted.
Oral surgery is a branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of numerous diseases, injuries, and abnormalities affecting the head, neck, face, jaws, and the mouth. Tooth extractions fall under the oral surgery category and this particular procedure is needed when your tooth is damaged beyond repair.
Even if you follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully, there is always a possibility that things can go wrong. Oral surgery procedures can be intimidating for some but the actual treatment itself is very straight forward. As long as a qualified dentist is performing these procedures, the rest should be free of complications and the pain is very minimal.