Kenneth L Andow, DDS PC | Tooth Extraction in Centennial

Kenneth L. Andow, D.D.S., P.C.

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9025 East Mineral Circle, Suite 101, Centennial, Colorado 80112

Tooth Extraction

 

Swelling is expected after a tooth extraction.  Swelling is a part of the natural healing process and may last several weeks.  This is dependent on the nature and the extent of your surgery.  Individuals with fair skin or who bruise easily may anticipate some discoloration of the skin in the area surrounding the surgical procedure(s).  

1.  ANESTHETICS- The length of time you experience numbness varies, depending on your metabolism, the type and amount of anesthetic you received and the area of the mouth you were anesthetized. The numbness should subside within two to three hours. While it is numb, you'll want to be careful not to bite your cheek, lip or tongue. Stay away from any foods that require chewing until the numbness is gone. When drinking, do not use a straw. The sucking action that occurs when using a straw may loosen the blood clot and prevent proper healing.

 
 
 
 
Centennial Dentist | Tooth Extraction. Ken Andow is a Centennial Dentist.