Most people feel some discomfort after having a tooth extracted. You can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to help relieve the pain. Dr. Kilby will recommend the dosage that’s right for you.
You can also use icepacks to decrease any swelling. If your jaw is still stiff after any swelling has subsided, try warm compresses.
In general, swelling and bleeding last only a day or two after the extraction, and any pain should go away after a few days.
Simple Tooth Extraction
Most visible teeth can be removed with a simple extraction, where Dr. Kilby loosens the tooth, then removes it carefully with forceps. This procedure typically requires just a local anesthetic