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Contact us: (511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
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Dr. Flavio A. Vasquez is committed to providing excellence in dentistry, and stands out as a leading dentist in Lima - Peru. He uses the latest in dental techniques and the best available materials to provide you with ...
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Av. Paseo de la República #6010
Suite #903
Parking Spots # 28 and 29
Basement Level 2
Miraflores, Lima -18- Perú
(511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
51) 997-887-977

Office Hours: Monday to Friday:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dental Implants


Oral Surgery Extractions

Oral Surgery Extractions

A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection may make it impossible or too costly to repair a tooth
  • Advanced gum disease may required a tooth to be pulled so it doesn’t affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of your mouth
  • A tooth may be extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming in
  • During orthodontic work, teeth may need to be extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place
  • Wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in

Wisdom Teeth

Sometimes there may not be room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth and, as they start to come through, they push against the teeth already there or may start to come through at an angle. When this happens, you might feel some pain or discomfort, so the best thing to do is to visit your dentist.

The dentist will probably take an x-ray of your mouth to see how - or if - your wisdom teeth are coming through. From this, they will be able to make a judgment on whether or not to take them out .

What to expect

Your dentist will first administer anesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort. During the extraction, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but will not feel any pain. Typically, the dentist is able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes.

Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation and, because of this, you must look after the area to speed healing and to reduce the risk of infection. Here are some pointers:

  • For the first 24 hours, try to avoid eating hot food, don't smoke, don't drink any alcohol and try not to disturb any blood clot which might have formed.
  • Don't rinse your mouth for 24 hours after extraction. After that, rinse gently with warm salty water - half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough.
  • Brush your teeth as normal to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
  • You may feel some small pieces of bone work their way out of the socket - don't worry, this is perfectly normal.
  • There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort in the first two to three days. If you need to, take some ordinary painkillers  aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetomol will be fine.
  • If you feel pain a few days after the tooth has been removed, it might be where the blood clot has broken down leaving an empty hole in the gum. This is called a 'dry socket' and will need to be looked at by your dentist. Simply go back and the dentist will pack the wound to ease your discomfort.
  • Your dentist may have given you some gauze to place onto the area where the tooth has been removed - if not, a clean cloth handkerchief will do just as well (but not a paper tissue).
  • Roll it into a small firm pad large enough to fit over the gap (probably around 1cm by 3cm).
  • Sit up and gently clear away any blood clots around the gap using the gauze or hanky.
  • Put a clean pad over the gap (from tongue side to cheek side) and bite down on it firmly for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take the pad off and check whether the bleeding has stopped. If not, apply a fresh pad and contact your dentist