When a tooth is extracted, it is pulled by our dentist. There are many reasons why Dr. Borys Averbukh may perform tooth extraction in Sarasota, Florida, including:

  • A crowded mouth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Decay that is too extensive to be treated with root canal therapy
  • For patients with a compromised immune system, the risk of infection
  • The loosening of permanent teeth because of gingivitis

After you have a tooth extracted, our dentist will send you home to recover for a few days. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for several days. Follow the instructions below to make your recovery as pleasant as possible:

  • Take painkillers as our dentist prescribes
  • Bite on gauze for three to four hours to reduce bleeding after extraction
  • Apply ice to the extraction site to control swelling
  • Avoid spitting and rinsing forcefully for at least 24 hours
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products
  • Eat soft foods like soup, pudding, and applesauce
  • Prop your head up when you lie down
  • Brush and floss your teeth normally, but avoid the extraction site

We encourage you to contact Sterling Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.