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Understanding the Journey of Tooth Extraction: A Patient’s Guide

If you’re facing a tooth extraction, you might feel a mix of apprehension and curiosity about the process. Led by Dr. Esin Narli, our team in Weare, NH, is dedicated to providing comprehensive information and compassionate care. This guide will walk you through what to expect before, during, and after a tooth extraction.

The Need for Extraction

Tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure often necessary when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be repaired. Other reasons might include:

  • Overcrowding in the mouth
  • Infection risk for a compromised immune system
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

Pre-Extraction Consultation

Your journey starts with a consultation with Dr. Narli. This is an opportunity to discuss your dental history, current medications, and any health issues. A dental X-ray may be taken to plan the best approach for the extraction.

Preparing for the Procedure

  • Medications: Inform Dr. Narli about all medications and supplements you’re taking.
  • Eating and Drinking: You might need to fast before the procedure if you’re going to be sedated.
  • Arranging Transportation: If you receive sedation, you’ll need someone to drive you home.

The Day of Extraction

Our team will ensure you’re as comfortable as possible on the day of your extraction at Weare Family Dentistry.

Types of Anesthesia

  • Local Anesthesia: Numbs the area around the tooth.
  • Sedation Anesthesia: Suppresses consciousness, reducing memory and awareness of the procedure.
  • General Anesthesia: In rare cases, this might be used, resulting in complete unconsciousness.

The Extraction Process

Dr. Narli will carefully and skillfully remove the tooth. The process typically involves:

  • Numbing the area around the tooth.
  • Expanding the socket and gently rocking the tooth until it’s loose enough to remove.

Post-Extraction Care

After the extraction, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions. This includes:

  • Bite Gently on a Gauze Pad: To reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form in the tooth socket.
  • Rest: Limit activity for the next 24 hours to encourage healing.
  • Avoid Certain Foods: Stick to soft foods, hot liquids, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended.

Preventing Dry Socket

One of the crucial aspects of aftercare is preventing a dry socket, a condition where the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged.

  • Avoid Smoking: Smoking can impede the healing process.
  • Gentle Oral Hygiene: Be gentle when brushing near the extraction site.

Recovery and Healing

The initial healing period typically takes one to two weeks. New bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap left by the extraction. During this time, it’s important to keep your mouth clean to prevent infection.

Follow-Up Appointments

You’ll have a follow-up appointment at Weare Family Dentistry to ensure the extraction site is healing properly. If you have any concerns or experience unusual symptoms, please get in touch with us at 603-529-3511.

Embracing a Healthy Dental Future

Remember, tooth extraction is often a step towards a healthier mouth. Whether it’s making way for orthodontic treatment or removing a source of infection, this procedure can be a positive turning point for oral health.

At Weare Family Dentistry, we understand that tooth extraction can be a daunting experience. That’s why Dr. Esin Narli and our compassionate team are committed to providing you with a comfortable, informed, and supportive environment.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at 603-529-3511 or visit us in Weare, NH. Let us guide you through your dental health journey with care and expertise.


  1. “Tooth Extraction for Gum Disease and Other Reasons,” Journal of Periodontology.
  2. “Postoperative Complications in Dental Surgery,” American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  3. “Patient Management and Pain Control After Tooth Extraction,” Journal of Pain Research.

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