After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite down on gauze for 30 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot.

Do not rinse vigorously or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 24 hours after your extraction.  Limit exercise for the next 72 hours, as this may cause more bleeding from the extraction site. You may experience some swelling.  An ice pack can be applied (20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off) to the area to keep swelling to a minimum.  The swelling usually subsides 3-4 days after surgery. 

If you experience pain, take Ibuprofen or Tylenol (as directed). If the pain does not resolve,  take the medication prescribed by our office for discomfort.  If antibiotics were given, they need to be taken until they are completed.  Drink plenty of fluids and nutritious soft foods for a week following the extraction. 

After a few days you should feel fine, and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately at Corona Office Phone Number 951-736-8133.