If the tooth is not a good candidate for a root canal. Extraction may be recommended. If a tooth is not strategically important, is deeply cracked or does not have healthy gum tissue, extraction is sometimes preferred.
If an implant is being considered for the extraction site the extraction socket should receive a bone graft.
You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Ice Cream
- Thin Soups
- ...and other food you can eat without chewing.
When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly call our office for a follow up.