Sometimes, the damage to the tooth is so severe that the tooth needs to be pulled (extracted.)
If you need to have a tooth pulled, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the tooth is removed, your dentist will give you tips to follow to make sure the area heals properly.
Here are some tips to follow to make recovery easier:
- Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.