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Instructions For Post Extraction Care

Warnings:

  • NO SMOKING! Can cause a very painful condition called dry socket. 

  • DO NOT DRINK FROM A STRAW! You can cause the blood clot to come out again causing a dry socket.

  • DO NOT SPIT! let saliva drip from your mouth if you must but we want to keep the clot in place.

Mouth Rinse:

Do not rinse the mouth for at least twelve hours after the extraction. Tommorow, use solution consisting of one half teaspoonful salt dissolved in a glass of lukewarm water and rinse gently.

 

Bleeding:

A certatin amount of bleeding is to be expected following tooth extraction. If the bleeding fails to stop within a reasonable time, place a roll of sterilized gauze over the wound and bite down firmly for ten minutes. Repeat if necessary. Avoid hot liquids and mouth rinse.

 

To Relieve Swelling:

Apply ice bag, or towel saturated in ice water against cheek for fifteen minutes. Repeat half hour later. Swelling after extraction is not uncommon and need not cause alarm.

 

Diet:

Soft, cool foods are advisable during first 24 hours.

 

In case of unusual disturbance please call us 1-877-585-2113

 

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