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What to Expect During Your Tooth Extraction

Teeth from Tooth Extraction - Concord, MA

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Having a tooth removed can make some of our patients feel a little nervous if they’ve never had the procedure completed before. Thankfully, tooth extractions are usually a fairly straightforward procedure when it comes to dental care. Our Middlesex dentistry team is here to put your mind at ease so that you know exactly what to expect when it comes to having a tooth extraction.


You will need to let Concord Woods Dental Group know about any medications or medical conditions that you have before your procedure. If you are under the care of a medical provider let us know so that we can coordinate care, if needed. Do not stop taking prescription or over the counter medication unless you are directed to do so.

The Procedure

On the day of the actual extraction, your treatment will most likely be very straightforward. The area of your mouth affected will be anesthetized so that you do not feel anything. Concord Woods Dental Group also offers nitrous oxide as well as sedation services for patient comfort. Once the tooth is removed you may or may not require sutures or medication placed into the extraction site.

After Care

Oral hygiene is an important part of your after care. Keeping the extraction site free of food debris will aid in healing. For the first few days stick to a soft food diet. Rinsing with warm salt water will cleanse your extraction site as well as limit swelling. During the first 24 hours you may alternate a warm and cold compress if needed for discomfort.

Concord Woods Dental Group provides in-house tooth extraction treatments for standard extractions as well as sedation extractions (such as for wisdom teeth.) If you need to have a tooth removed due to pain or before other treatment can be completed, we invite you to visit our Middlesex county team today.

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