Take good care of the tissues during the recovery process. The healing process will be faster if you keep your mouth clean.
Allow the tissue to dry and the surgical dressing, if any, to become stiff.
Post-operative Care for Tooth Extraction
The recovery holiday can last anywhere from one week to two weeks. There may be some swelling during the first two days.
To make your mouth, tongue and lips sensationless, an anesthetic will be applied prior to the surgery. It is important that you do not eat for two hours following surgery. Wait until the numbness completely subsides.
Avoid nausea by not taking painkillers with an empty stomach.
An ice pack can be used to reduce swelling.
There will be a blood clot where the tooth has been removed. This is a sign that the clot plays an important role in the process of recovery. Don’t touch the extraction pit with your fingernails or your tongue. Also, avoid drinking anything from a straw and spitting forcefully, as these actions can disturb the clot.
If you are experiencing allergies or have an existing upper-respiratory condition, make sure to keep your medications on hand. Also, don’t blow your nose too hard as this could cause the clot to move around and hinder the recovery process.
You should not eat, smoke or wash your mouth the day before the surgery.
After one day, you can gently rinse the affected area with a mouthwash. Use half a teaspoon of salt to one cup of warm water. Rub the solution on the wound with care. For seven days, repeat this procedure twice or three times per day.
Keep taking the prescribed medications and completing their course, even if symptoms or infections disappear.
Avoid any strenuous activity for the first 24 hours following surgery. Try to be as relaxed as possible.
You can resume eating once the numbness passes. At least eight glasses daily of fruit juice and water.
Use a pillow to keep your head straight and minimize bleeding. Gauge sponzes are given to you in order to cover the extraction hole.
Use the pads until they stop bleeding completely. Keep the teabag moist for 20 minutes. We are available to help you if your bleeding persists or worsens.
The space created by the tooth extraction will initially leave you with a strange sensation. The gap will be gradually filled by new bone and gum tissue.
It is normal to experience some swelling.
Apply an icepack to your face the day before the surgery. Keep it on for twenty minutes to reduce swelling.
Rinse the affected area with lukewarm, salty water every day if swelling continues after one day.
There will be some bleeding for several days after surgery.
Contact your doctor if the wound continues bleeding or gets worse.
A trace amount of blood may be found on your pillow the next morning after an operation.
Consume no hot liquids or drinks for at least three to four hour after surgery.
Avoid spicy and hard-to cook foods, and limit your intake of mushy foods with high nutritional value.
You will be able to speed up your recovery by eating well-balanced meals.
Supplements (e.g. Nutriment, Sego and Carnation Instant breakfast) are highly recommended if you are unable eat regular foods.
Last, but not least: No smoking.
For any questions or concerns, contact your doctor.