Blue stethoscope with a toothAdvice following extractions

  1. Follow your dentist’s instructions regarding any gauze packs placed in your mouth at the end of your visit.
  2. Use the spare pack, which your dentist will supply, if bleeding recurs. Apply biting pressure for 20 minutes.
  3. Take any pain killers that you have been advised by your dentist as required
  4. DO NOT RINSE on the day of extraction as this can disturb initial healing
  5. Avoid smoking or exercise on the day of extraction
  6. Follow a soft diet
  7. On the day following extraction, rinse the mouth with warm salty water or antiseptic mouthwash as recommended by your dentist.
  8. You may experience some swelling or discomfort for a few days after the extraction
  9. Contact the surgery if any pain persists or worsens, if swelling persists or worsens, or if the bleeding persists.

Do not forget to clean your teeth!