This is the extraction of baby teeth that are loose and ready to fall out but have not and need our help because they are causing pain or unable to fall out by itself.

Post-op for coronal remnant will consist of monitoring your child from 1-3 hours due to the local anesthesia or numbing medication given at the site, and making sure your child is biting down on a cotton roll is very important to help stop the bleeding faster and also to remind to the younger patient not to bite on the lip or cheek since they will be numb. With this type of extraction, there will be minimal bleeding after a couple of hours. You can change out the cotton roll if and when you notice it is soaked with saliva and blood. It is important not to change the cotton roll too often because it can prevent the necessary clot from forming, stopping the bleeding. Once you notice the bleeding has stopped, and the numbness has gone away, your child can stop biting down on the cotton roll. Usually, with this procedure, your child will not need any pain medication.

Usually, this type of extraction is required if the baby tooth has an infection.

Post-op for baby teeth extraction with some to full roots will consist of monitoring your child from 1-3 hours due to the local anesthesia or numbing medication given at the site, and making sure your child is biting down on a cotton roll is very important to help stop the bleeding faster and also to remind to the younger patient not to bite on the lip or cheek since they will be numb. With this type of extraction, bleeding can be expected from a couple of hours to a slow stop in a day. You can change out the cotton roll if and when you notice it is soaked with saliva and blood. It is important not to change the cotton roll too often because it can prevent the necessary clot from forming, which helps stop the bleeding. Once you notice the bleeding has stopped, and the numbness has gone away, your child can stop biting down on the cotton roll. You can give your child pain medication to keep them comfortable right after the treatment. For dental discomfort, it is best to use Ibuprofen / Motrin if not allergic. The second choice will be Acetaminophen / Tylenol.

The extraction of adult teeth is usually due to non-restorable teeth that are too broken down to save or when the teeth are too crowded and need to be removed for orthodontics treatment to start.

Post-op for adult extraction. Local anesthesia or numbing will last 1-3 hours. During this time patient needs to be careful not to bite down on their tongue or lip accidentally. With this type of extraction, bleeding can be expected from a couple of hours to slow down toward the end of the day. The extraction site still may be bleeding light the next day, as this is normal. Right extraction, we will have you bite down on a cotton roll to slow down the bleeding. It is important to continue to bite down on the cotton roll until the bleeding has stopped. You should only change out the cotton roll if and when you notice it is soaked with saliva and blood. It is important not to change the cotton roll too often because it can prevent the necessary clot from forming, which helps stop the bleeding. Pain medication can be given to keep the patient comfortable right after the treatment. For dental discomfort, it is best to use Ibuprofen / Motrin if not allergic. The second choice will be Acetaminophen / Tylenol.

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