After Tooth Removal
After your tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to stabilize. Please bite on a slightly moisten gauze for 20-30 minutes after the appointment and continue to change the gauze every 20-30 minutes until the bleeding stops.
Please NOTE – Biting on a moistened tea bag for 30 minutes also helps to slow the bleeding.
After the blood clot has formed, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing.
After your tooth extraction you might have some pain and/or swelling. If directed please use an icepack to the area for the next 48 hours only, this keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed by your surgeon. Add Ibuprofen if you were directed. It works best if taken at the same time as the prescription medication.
- Do not exceed 3000mg of Tylenol in a 24-hour period.
- Do not exceed 3200mg of Ibuprofen in a 24-hour period.
Any antibiotics that are prescribed, please take them for the time period prescribed.