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Independence Dental Associates, LLC | Multiple Tooth Extractions in Hackettstown

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

[email protected]

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Multiple Tooth Extractions


The removal of one or two teeth is a simple procedure. Extracting multiple teeth requires that the jawbone be shaped and contoured to prepare for a denture or dental implant placement.

Patients usually have sedation for multiple extractions.  Drugs that will help control swelling and inflammation are used so that you are comfortable.  The day after the extractions and/or dental implants you will be given an oral medication to help with the swelling that you may have.  The medication is called a Medrol Dose Pack and you will see that you take diminishing dosages of the medication before breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime. 

Localized bleeding will cause your facial tissue to become disclored, black and  blue.  This is normal and will go away just like any other bruise that you have experienced on other parts of your body.  Some patients even experience black and puffy eyes.  This is not an issue that you should be concerned with unless the swelling continues to worsen and you have excessive pain.  A warm compress can be used to help with the discoloration and swelling but this is only started the second day after your surgery.  Ice is used during the first day of your  surgery to help in pain control and to also lesson swelling.

The muscles near the extraction sites may become sore after surgery, causing a sore throat. The corners of your mouth becoming dry and cracked from being stretched open during surgery.  This is quite normal.   

You will be prescribed pain killing drugs and well as antibiotics.  The medication should easily control your symtoms and allow for a comfortable recovery period.  We encourage patiens and their families to communicate with us with any questions or if you feel that something is not quite right. 

You must remember not to rinse your mouth out or use a straw to drink the first 2 days after your surgery.  This will only increase bleeding and prevnet an organized clot from forming.   If your bleeding becomes a bit more heavy that you think and you are following these directions then you should call the office and inform us of this.  Under most circumstances we will then have you wet a tea bag and bite on the bag.  The tanic acid in the tea will help with bleeding.  If this does not help then we will see you and put a mediine over the extraction area(s) that will stop any excessive bleeding.

We can't emphasize enough that smoking and oral surgery are at complete opposite poles.  Smoking inhibits healing in the mouth and often leads to infection that has to be treated.  If you smoke, please do not do so after oral surgery for at least 7 to 10 days.  We realize that this is difficult to do, but it is a warning that should be heeded to prevent a dry socket and other bone and tissue infections of the mouth.

Remember to call the olffice with any questions that you may have about your treatment.  We always encourage our patients to communicate with us.  This ultimately leads to better treatment with less complication.

Our number is: (908) 852-2215.  If the office is closed you will receive a message to call the emergency number.  Usually we answer the phone directly, but if we can't we will get back to you promptly.