Sometimes teeth other than your wisdom teeth require removal. At Dr. Sandy & Dr. Peter Mitchell Associates in Kelowna, we provide tooth removal procedures for both single or multiple teeth extractions.
If you have a broken, damaged or decaying tooth that cannot be fixed with a filling, crown or another dental procedure, you may be a candidate for a tooth removal procedure.
Our goal is to ensure that you have the best experience possible. We will work to make you comfortable so you can go back to being confident in your smile.
Ice packs, frozen peas, or ice cubes wrapped in a cloth or place in Ziploc bags are necessary items after tooth removal as it’s common to experience mild bruising and swelling. Use your ice compresses for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for the first 24 hours. Alternate with warm compresses after the first 24 hours to increase blood circulation and help with the healing process.
Aftercare medication may be prescribed depending on your situation. Be sure to follow instructions and do not to mix your medication with over the counter options or alcohol. We will discuss in depth after tooth removal care and provide you with complete aftercare instructions based on your tooth extraction.
It is vital to leave the gauze in place for the required amount of time in order to ensure your surgery site has adequate time to clot and minimize your chances of dry socket.
For more information, book a consultation with Dr. Sandy Crocker, Dr. Peter Mitchell & Associates in Kelowna. We can discuss and recommend the best treatment for you. We will look at which areas require dental care and provide you with a more accurate estimate during your visit.