Be sure to take any prescribed medications as directed, especially antibiotics. Please brush and floss before any dental treatment. If you have any questions, please call us at 352-787-5919.
A certain amount of bleeding, pain and swelling is normal. Maintain a low level of activity for several hours. Eat on soft foods; sip drinks, do not use a straw; and avoid unnecessary talking. These activities may hinder proper healing in the first few hours. Immediately following procedure…begin taking medication as directed by your doctor to minimize discomfort when the anesthesia wears off and feeling is back to normal.
Immediately following a procedure, keep a steady pressure over the surgical site. This helps reduce bleeding and allows formation of a clot. Gently remove the compress after one hour. If bleeding persists, place another compress and again keep steady pressure on the area for one hour.
Some oozing of blood may persist up to 24 hours after surgery. Once bleeding has stopped, cautiously remove oral compress.
Immediately following your procedure, apply an ice bag to affected area. It should be on 20 minutes and off for 10 minutes for two to four hours to help prevent development of excessive swelling and discomfort. If an ice bag is unavailable, simply fill a heavy plastic bag with crushed ice. Tie end securely and cover with a soft cloth to avoid skin irritation. Frozen bags of peas make wonderful ice packs and can be refrozen and used repeatedly.
Cold applications should not be necessary after four hours. Expect some swelling for up to 10 days and possibly a low-grade fever of 99 to 100 degrees.
When taking anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by your doctor, take with soft food and continue it as directed. If you have significant pain, take the prescribed narcotic medication. If the doctor did not prescribe an anti-inflammatory, you may take 600 mg of ibuprofen every four to six hours to control mild to moderate pain.
24 hours after surgery, rinse your mouth gently with a solution of one-half teaspoonful salt dissolved in a large glass of warm water (tea temperature). Repeat after every meal or snack for seven days. This rinsing is important because it removes food particles and debris, which helps promote healing. Brushing your tongue with a dry toothbrush keeps bacteria growth down, but be careful not to touch the surgical site. Resume your regular tooth brushing after two days, but carefully avoid disturbing the surgical site.
Have your meals at the usual time. Eat soft, nutritious foods and drink plenty of liquids with meals and in between. Be careful not to disturb the blood clot. Add solid foods to your diet as per the schedule below.
If have any problems such as excessive bleeding, pain, or difficulty opening your mouth, call our office immediately for further instructions at 352-787-5919.
A post-operative visit will be scheduled to ensure healing is progressing satisfactorily. In the meantime, maintain a healthful diet, observe rules for proper oral hygiene, and call our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Following the day of an extraction, you may rinse with warm salt water twice per day to aid in the healing process. DO NOT swish vigorously while doing so to avoid rinsing healing clot from site. Some swelling and possible bruising is normal following an extraction. If this condition worsens, call us at 352-787-5919 for further instruction.
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