After your dental extraction, we will send you back home with detailed instructions regarding the best way to keep the extraction site safe. If you heed our directions, you can expect a successful return to your usual oral health in nothing flat! However, if you toss the instructions aside and go back to life as usual, it may lead to some dire consequences. Consider some reasons we suggest you take aftercare seriously, so your smile springs right back.

You Want To Avoid Dry Socket

After a dental extraction, a clot will develop within the extraction site. This is normal and very important. It’s your body’s way of creating a “scab” like you would develop elsewhere as the result of a wound. If you follow our instructions for aftercare, the clot will remain in place so the area can heal. If not, you could dislodge the clot and end up with an uncomfortable problem called dry socket, which will require additional care. Avoiding this problem is easy, fortunately: Follow our instructions!

You’ll Heal More Quickly

The more closely you follow our instructions, the more quickly you will heal. The more quickly the extraction site heals, the sooner we can set to work on replacing your tooth and fully restoring your smile to its healthy, complete finish.

It Will Promote Comfort

Your dental extraction was a wonderful decision that is leading you toward optimal oral health. To keep it that way, and to maintain your comfort, you will want to follow our suggestions closely. It will ensure the extraction site remains clean without becoming irritated or aggravated. As a result, you can rest and avoid causing yourself unnecessary discomfort.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.