Steve H. Bolur D.D.S. Inc. | After Impacted Tooth in West Los Angeles

Steve Bolur, D.D.S.

Cosmo Dentistry

Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Implants and Oral Surgery

1989 USC Graduate

 

Member American Dental Association

Member California Dental Association

Encino (818)788-4400

West Los Angeles (310)571-3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Impacted Tooth
 

A tooth becomes impacted when there is not enough room to accommodate the space in the dental arch and growth becomes impossible.  After surgery to remove an impacted tooth, mild discomfort and some swelling is expected. This is part of the process and should not alarm you. You may use cold compresses to alleviate the swelling. In addition, your doctor will prescribe pain medication, which should be taken as directed. Patients are also advised to favor the extraction area and modify their diet for a few days to allow for healing.