Postoperative Instructions for Tooth Extractions

//Postoperative Instructions for Tooth Extractions

Postoperative Instructions for Tooth Extractions

Postoperative Instructions for Tooth Extractions

For simple tooth extractions:

  • Avoid smoking for 3 days, for better and faster healing of soft and hard tissues.
  • Avoid hot foods and liquids for 24 hours
  • Avoid eating at the site of extraction for at least 3 days
  • Avoid exercise and heavy work for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid brushing at the site of extraction for 3 days
  • Wash with saline 3 times a day for 3 days (a small glass of wine with a teaspoon).
  • Minor bleeding is normal in the first hours after the extraction.
  • You do not have to rinse your mouth constantly because it does not allow the wound to heal.
  • In case of severe bleeding after 48 hours contact us for instructions, or come to our dental office for a checkup.
  • Be careful not to bite your lips as long as the anesthesia lasts.
  • At night try to sleep later than usual, and sleep with your head slightly raised.
  • Pain and discomfort are likely to exist. And it’s perfectly normal
  • You may have a fever.
  • Edema is likely to occur. It usually gets completely gone after 14 days. The more invasive the treatment, the more likely it is to have edema.

For exports of semi-enclosed, closed teeth, and more invasive treatments:

  • Avoid smoking for 3 days, for better and faster healing of soft and hard tissues.
  • Apply ice to the site of extraction for 2-3 hours only on the first day of surgery, without direct skin contact (put on a towel), hold it for 10 minutes and take it away for another 10. This will reduce edema (swelling) )
  • Avoid hot foods and liquids for 24 hours
  • Avoid eating at the site of extraction for at least 3 days
  • Avoid exercise and heavy work for at least 48 hours
  • Avoid brushing at the site of extraction for 3 days
  • Wash with saline 3 times a day for 3 days (a small glass of wine with a teaspoon).
  • Minor bleeding is normal in the first hours after extraction because it does not allow the wound to heal.
  • In case of severe bleeding after 48 hours contact us for instructions, or from our dental office for a checkup.
  • Be careful not to bite your lips as long as the anesthesia lasts.
  • At night try to sleep later than usual, and sleep with your head slightly raised
  • Pain and discomfort are likely to exist. And it’s perfectly normal
  • You may have a fever.
  • Edema is likely to occur. It usually gets completely after 14 days. The more invasive the treatment, the more likely it is to have edema.
  • If stitches have been placed, visit us after 10 days to remove them.

After 7 days go to the dental office for check-up.

In case of pain, you can get some painkillers.

Do not use antibiotic medication if you have not contacted us first.

For any other questions you have we are at your disposal!

By | 2019-10-17T13:23:48+03:00 October 17th, 2019|Instructions|0 Comments

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