Can I Drive After Getting a Tooth Extraction?

A dental extraction is a more formal term for having a tooth pulled. And while this may sound as though it is highly invasive, it is actually a very routine procedure that is done in-office.  Dentists will do everything they can to save a natural tooth, but teeth that are broken or severely decayed cannot […]

How Long Does A Tooth Extraction Take?

While it’s always best for people to keep their natural teeth, removing a baby or permanent tooth is necessary under some circumstances. Teeth extractions are often necessary for overcrowded teeth, baby teeth that won’t come out on their own, injuries and trauma, severe tooth decay and infection, and finally, wisdom tooth removal. If you are […]

How to Tell When a Tooth Needs to be Extracted

Our dental professionals see many patients who wait until the last minute before they decide to seek care for their dental problems. Waiting too long to have your teeth examined, especially if you need a tooth removed, could lead to other problems. As such, it’s imperative to be familiar with the telltale symptoms that could […]

What Is A Dry Socket After A Tooth Extraction?

After having a permanent tooth extracted by your dentist, the socket normally develops a blood clot to protect the socket. A dry socket occurs when this blood clot doesn’t form, or once it has formed, becomes dislodged. Without a blood clot, the nerves and the bone are exposed, and vulnerable to all foods, beverages, and […]

Drinking Hot Liquids After A Tooth Extraction

If all options to save a natural tooth have been exhausted, your dentist may need to extract a tooth. Tooth extractions are common procedures. However, it is crucial that you follow your post-procedure instructions as directed by your dentist. These instructions will advise you to avoid hot liquids such as coffee, tea, hot cider, cocoa, […]

What Can I Eat After Dental Surgery?

A common question we hear at Champagne Smiles is, “What soft foods can you eat after oral surgery procedures?” After oral surgery or dental implants, it’s important to eat soft foods that don’t require much chewing. Some ideas include:   How long after dental implants can I eat normally? After your surgery, we’ll provide you […]