Following the aftercare plans advised by your dentist will help alleviate pain and reduce the risk of infection following extraction of teeth. Your dentist can help you look after your oral hygiene without causing any further issues to the affected area.

Key takeaways:

– Pain can last for 7 to 10 days after a tooth extraction, for which prescribed pain medication will help.

– A blood clot forms to protect the affected area and it is important not to dislodge it as this leads to more pain.

– Avoid smoking, alcohol and strenuous exercise to help protect the developing blood clot.

“Failure to follow your dentist’s aftercare advice can lead to painful complications, significantly increasing the time to recover completely.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.