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Dr. Scott Barnett only uses a dental extraction as a last resort treatment to alleviate pain and prevent further infection from a severely decayed or traumatized tooth. Afterward, he will provide you with any necessary prescriptions for an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, or pain medications.

Maintaining the local gum tissues will go a long way towards speeding the recovery process, while also reducing your chances of suffering a secondary infection.

Throughout the healing process, it’s best to try to eat soft foods or avoid chewing in that area of your mouth. It’s also best to avoid drinking anything through a straw as it could pull blot clots loose from the incisions.

It’s perfectly natural the extraction site incision bleeds occasionally for a few days. You can help control the bleeding by biting down lightly on some sterile gauze. Once it has stopped you can gently wash away any lingering blood with a little lukewarm saltwater.

When all your periodontal tissues have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Scott Barnett can help you understand your dental restoration options. This often involves installing a dental bridge or a dental implant with a dental crown into the void.

If you have had a tooth extracted at Dr. Scott Barnett’s clinic in Pell City, Alabama, and you have recovery questions or concerns, you can always call 205-884-2370 to speak to a staff member at Pell City Dental Center PC.