Instructions Following Dental Extractions

  1. DO NOT RINSE or use mouthwash for 24 hours. The following day, rinse with warm water and salt several times a day.
  2. Bite on the gauze pad for half an hour or more. If oozing persists until bedtime, sleep with head elevated (2 pillows)
  3. Discomfort is normal following dental procedures. If medication has been given or prescribed, take as instructed. DO NOT take Aspirin!
  4. Avoid all excessive activity.
    • Don't pick at the surgical area
    • No spitting
    • Do NOT consume liquids through a straw
    • Refrain from smoking
    • Avoid drinking hot liquids until healing is well established
  5. THE TOOTHBRUSH may be carefully used in the area of the mouth not involved by the surgical procedures. A clean mouth heals faster.
  6. Gently apply ice packs to the area for periods of 20 minutes on, 10 minutes off. This procedure should continue for the first 12 hours only.
  7. DO NOT HESITATE... to call if any questions arise.