Cauterization Following Tooth Extraction

(Electrocauterization to control bleeding)

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Cauterization uses a probe to deliver an electric current that is used to burn tissue and seal blood vessels to reduce or stop bleeding.

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Pain is 8 of 10
Inconvenience is 7 of 10

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Preparation for Cauterization Following Tooth Extraction:
“Ask the doctor what to expect before he or she begins the procedure.”

“Ask the doctor if sedation is appropriate.”

After Cauterization Following Tooth Extraction:
“Carefully follow the instructions as to appointments and medications.”

“Report any pain or discomfort. Do not hesitate to communicate.”


Patient Stories

Cauterization Following Tooth Extraction

I had my tooth (#19) extracted. Afterwards, the area was bleeding and would not stop. I called the oral surgeon and he had me come directly to his office. Read More

Harry, male, 71, Massachusetts

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