Tooth Care in Sacramento
Instructions for Oral Surgery and Aftercare
After oral surgery, our staff will provide you with specific instructions
for tooth care. Please follow the instructions provided during your office
visit. We can offer you a few general pieces of advice to follow, which
are appropriate after extraction or dental implant surgery.
Request an appointment
to begin. Call (844) 673-9131.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare Advice
Any tooth that has been removed needs to form a blood clot in order to
heal properly. In most cases, the doctor will provide you with a gauze
pad to bite on until then, in order to cut down on bleeding. Once the
clot has formed, you should leave the tooth alone.
You should follow these guidelines after the clot has formed:
- Do not rinse your mouth vigorously
- Do not smoke cigarettes or suck on a straw
- Do not consume any alcohol
Swelling is common, and a normal reaction to the operation. The level of swelling should peak after 2 or 3 days. Until then, you can
minimize swelling with application of an ice pack on the affected area(s).
Ice pack should only be applied for the first 24 hours. You can use plastic
bags filled with ice or frozen vegetables.
Dental Implants Aftercare Advice
dental implant surgery, you will need to avoid disturbance of the wound and limit physical activity.
Do not touch the wound, spit or vigorously rinse your mouth. Expect some
bleeding for the first 24 hours. In a case of excessive bleeding, you
may be instructed to bite on a gauze pad. If the bleeding does not cease,
please call us for further instruction.
Contact our team today
at (844) 673-9131 to learn more.