At Harlow Dental, our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. As a leading healthcare provided in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. Effective immediately, Harlow Dental practices will limit our practice to EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE. So please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency!

We are postponing all non-urgent dental care at this time in accordance with the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The preventative measure will be in effect until April 16, 2020. Again, thank you for being a valued member of the Harlow Dental family. We appreciate your continued trust and confidence. Together we can overcome these challenging circumstances and continue your path to greater oral health! We look forward to taking care of you at your next scheduled appointment.  
Harlow Dental at Steele Creek
A Great Dentist

What do I need to do after an extraction?

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Aftercare for a Pulled Tooth in Charlotte, NC

Having a tooth extracted in Charlotte, NC is a significant procedure, and you should plan to rest and relax for at least one day after it.

Post-operative care is vital immediately after having a tooth taken out. It is critical to keep firm pressure on the extraction site with gauze to control bleeding for at least the first 30-60 mins after the procedure.

It is normal to feel tender and have mild discomfort following tooth extraction; however, excruciating pain that doesn’t go away or bleeding that won’t stop is not normal, and you should contact Harlow Dental at Steele Creek right away. We’re here for you.

Do not eat crunchy, hot, or hard foods for the first 24 - 48 hours. Soft food the first day or two after a tooth extraction is best.  

Do not drink through a straw or smoke tobacco products. These actions can lead to the loss of a blood clot and a painful situation called dry socket.

Contact Our Charlotte NC Dental Office for Recovery Assistance

Charlotte, NC dentist, Dr. Justin Harlow is here to guide you through your tooth extraction procedure from start to finish, including your recovery process. Be sure to contact us if you are experiencing any problems following a tooth extraction!


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