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While it’s unfortunate, there are times when a total dental extraction is called for to treat a tooth suffering from severe decay or damage. Quality aftercare is critical for minimizing your chances of suffering complications while recovering from treatment-based extraction.

To aid in this endeavor, Dr. [doctor_name] offers this basic information to aid in a successful recovery.

If possible, you should stick to a soft-foods diet or try to avoid chewing in that area of your mouth. Staying hydrated is important so long as you avoid drinking through a straw as this can pull blood clots loose from the incisions. Hot and cold beverages could also cause shock or pain in the incision site, so it’s best to stick to tepid or lukewarm fluids.

Your gums might bleed for a few days at the incision site. You can help control the bleeding by biting down lightly on a little rolled-up sterile gauze. Once it has stopped, you can wash away any lingering blood with a lukewarm saltwater rinse.

Tobacco use poses a significant threat to healing gum tissues. The general irritation can increase recovery time and could potentially invite infection. If you do use tobacco products on a regular basis, this might be a good opportunity to try a cessation program. Just try to choose one that doesn’t involve lozenges or nicotine gum. These can also irritate the gums.

If you have recently had a tooth extracted in [city], [state], and you have recovery questions or concerns, you can always call [phone] to speak to a member of the staff at [practice_name].

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dental Care Provider In Ballwin, MO

"This office is a breath of fresh air in their team approach to welcoming patients of all ages professionally. They have wonderful depth of care and planning. We recently moved back to the area and our whole family is scheduled and looking forward to continued work with this dental group!"

- Laura D.

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"BDC continues to blow me away with the amazing service! The ladies behind the counter are the friendliest people ever and are so helpful! Also shoutout to Anne for giving me an awesome cleaning and treating me like an old friend, and for the personal handwritten thank you note just for coming in! You guys are the BEST!"

- Nicki P.

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"Even though my insurance is not covered by them, I still keep going back. Very helpful, supportive, and everyone is extremely pleasant!!!! Would highly recommend!!"

- Tina G.

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"Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. They do a great job at telling you why they're doing what they're doing and making sure you're comfortable along the way. Very pleased with my first visit ????"

- Catherine M.

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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Ballwin Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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what to expect

What To Expect On Your First Visit

 You are invited to have a no-pressure consultation to discuss your goals & address any underlying concerns!


Choose From One Of Our Three Consultations


Discuss Your Goals & Meet Our Team Of Experts


In-Depth Exam With X-Rays As Needed


Discuss Flexible Payment Options To Fit Your Budget & Expectations

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