Occasionally, it may be necessary for our dentists to remove your tooth when ordinary treatments fail to protect or restore it to full health and function. Morrison Dental Group strives to extract your teeth gentle, preserving the surrounding bone and tissue to allow prompt, comfortable healing and future restorations. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our caring dentists and learn more about tooth extraction in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Postoperative Instructions

After your tooth has been extracted, our dentists recommend following these instructions:

  • Keep your mouth closed firmly on gauze for 5-10 minutes.
  • Do not change gauze unless instructed by the dentist.
  • Do not spit, rinse, or smoke for 24 hours.
  • Do not drink through a straw for 24 hours.
  • When you brush and floss the area, be gentle!
  • For 25 hours, try to chew food away from the extraction site.
  • Slight swelling and/or bruising may occur in the area, especially if it was a difficult extraction.
  • If sutures (stitches) are placed, return in one week to have them removed.
  • Take all prescribed medications as directed.
  • If prescription medication has NOT been given, take your usual over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever as directed on the label.
  • Return in 1-2 weeks for evaluation of the extraction site if directed to do so.
  • Notify the office if there is extended bleeding from the extraction site, anything other than slight swelling, or discomfort continues for more than 24 hours that is not relieved by OTC pain relievers.
  • Our dentists are highly rated among patients and always provide the highest quality dental care. For additional office information, click on a location to the right.

    Chincoteague, VA
    4009 Main Street

    (757) 320-1750

    Hampton-Willow Oaks, VA
    208 Fox Hill Rd, Suite B

    (757) 637-6763

    Midlothian, VA
    5921 Harbour Lane, Suite 500

    (804) 419-7067

    Newport News, VA
    710 Denbigh Blvd. Bldg 1 Ste C

    (757) 243-1755

    Norge, VA
    7151 Richmond Road, Suite 305

    (757) 707-8026

    Richmond-Chamberlayne, VA
    1130 Wilkinson Rd

    (804) 386-0124

    Williamsburg, VA
    1131 Professional Drive

    (757) 707-8016

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