Tooth Care

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.

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

After 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.


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