When the tooth has been extracted out, there is always fear of bacteria may crop up in mouth. In your day to day life it is important to take care of dental hygiene. Particularly those people who have bad oral hygiene, bacteria always reside in their mouth. As and when a tooth has been extracted infection also becomes common. So it is important to take of dental hygiene in order to fight infection.
It also depends as to how a dentist has removed the tooth. After extracting your tooth dentist may prescribe you a few antibiotics. Did you know whenever you go to a dentist with complaints like swollen gums, pain in teeth, bleeding around the extraction are, swelling of the face etc. these are signs that you are not paying attention to the dental hygiene and you are down with infection.
In order to see whether you have tooth infection, the first sign of this is renewed bleeding. Bleeding often occurs around 48 hours after the extraction. As soon as you notice the bleeding immediately contact the doctor who would prescribe you some antibiotics and other prescriptions which may fix the problem.
Some dentist prescribes patients antibiotics before they indulge in extraction. The aim of the dentist is to pacify the infection before extracting the tooth.
Here are some tips to deal with dental hygiene and to lessen the pain in your tooth caused due to infection:
- Rinse your mouth out with salt water
- Always clean your mouth, bacteria often crop up after the tooth has been extracted.
- Keep the extraction site clean for a few days