Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Extractions

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Information and education are the keys to good health. Just as we believe in continuing education for ourselves, we recommend that our patients learn about their dental health. We are always happy to discuss your care with you, and we will never perform a procedure until you’ve been informed about the procedure we are treating and have given us your approval to proceed.

If you have a question, take a look at this selection of questions we are often asked about our practice, the services we offer, and dentistry in general. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, you are always welcome to give us a call or send us an email using our convenient online form.


Good care of the extraction site will help it heal faster and minimize the possibility of any complications. Follow these tips for a better experience:

  • Plan to take a day off to relax and heal. 
  • Eat soft, cool foods such as yogurt, pudding, smoothies, shakes, ice cream, and soups that have been allowed to cool to room temperature.
  • Don't drink through a straw since this can dislodge the clot that is forming.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Don't poke at the extraction site with your tongue.

We'll provide you with additional suggestions at your appointment. 

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