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What should I think about if I have a tooth extraction for gum disease?

If you have a tooth extraction due to gum disease, there are two considerations you should think about. The first is properly caring for your extraction site, where the tooth was removed. It is important to adhere to your dentist's post-extraction care regimen in order to ensure the site heals healthily. You don't want to delay the healing or cause infection by not following the instructions.

The other consideration is for your gum disease. It is important to continue regular visits to your dentists to keep track of your gum disease. Progression of this problem will only lead to additional complications and potential additional loss of teeth. Catching and treating gum disease early will avoid further problems.

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