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Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Extractions


Nobody looks forward to having a tooth removed—as dentists, it’s not something that we take personally! Most people have a negative connotation with tooth extractions, but in actuality the procedure can be quite easy and pain-free with the right dental practitioner. We provide tooth extractions near Hoffman Estates to many people each year. Today, we’ll answer some of the common questions we get.

Will My Tooth Extraction Hurt?

No. Our process involves thoroughly numbing the area (tooth, jawbone, and gums) with a local anesthetic. You will, however, feel pain-free pressure as the tooth is rocked in its socket and/or sectioned and removed. We encourage patients to communicate any pain that they do feel so that we can make adjustments.

Can I Drive Myself Home after a Tooth Extraction?

Though local anesthesia will not affect your consciousness, it’s best to arrange a ride home after your procedure. Patients are asked to bite down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after their extraction, and in some cases the area will continue to bleed or ooze intermittently. As you can imagine, this can easily pose a distraction on the road.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Tooth Extraction?

You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours after your tooth extraction. To promote healing and avoid damaging the blood clot that has formed, you should not suck on a straw, smoke, drink alcohol, or brush the teeth near the affected area for 72 hours. Swelling should subside within 2-3 days, with full healing taking up to 2 weeks.

We Provide Tooth Extractions Near Hoffman Estates

Are you looking for a qualified dentist to conduct your tooth extraction near Hoffman Estates? Let the Schumer Family Dental Care team show up for you when you need us most. Our office is currently accepting new patients. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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Schumer Family Dental Care

901 Biesterfield Rd. Suite 111

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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