Vijaya Prabhu,DDS, FAGD, FICOI. APC 

A Professional Corporation

GENERAL, COSMETIC & IMPLANT DENTISTRY, ORTHODONTICS

El Norte Family Dental

306 W EL NORTE PKWY. STE. D+E
ESCONDIDO. CA-92026
Ph: 760-480-5600
Fax: 760-400-4003

Westview Dental Office

13350 CAMINO DEL SUR.
#6 SAN DIEGO. CA-92129
Ph: 858-484-9977
Fax: 858-683-0345

Vijaya Prabhu,DDS, FAGD, FICOI. APC 

A Professional Corporation

GENERAL, COSMETIC & IMPLANT DENTISTRY, ORTHODONTICS

El Norte Family Dental

306 W EL NORTE PKWY. STE. D+E
ESCONDIDO. CA-92026
Ph: 760-480-5600
Fax: 760-400-4003

Westview Dental Office

13350 CAMINO DEL SUR.
#6 SAN DIEGO. CA-92129
Ph: 858-484-9977
Fax: 858-683-0345

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.