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Bite down on gauze with firm and constant pressure for 20-40 minutes. Some oozing is normal. Change with clean gauze and repeat if bleeding persists. The extraction site can ooze for as long as 24 to 48 hours.
Don’t spit or suck on candies or through a straw.
Don’t rinse your mouth and brush.
Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Avoid smoking for at least 72 hours.
Try not to sneeze or cough so, have sinus or allergy medication handy if necessary.
Avoid from engaging in strenuous activities such as lifting or pushing heavy things.
Elevate your head when laying down.
Avoid alcoholic, hot, carbonated drinks and spicy foods.
Start to eat normally as soon as it’s comfortable starting with soft foods such as soup, fish, mashed potato, ice cream, etc.
Resume brushing and flossing gently around the extraction sites.
Rinse with warm salt water to reduce swelling. Use about one teaspoon of salt per glass of warm water. Rinse 2-3 times a day for about a week following the extraction
If antibiotics were prescribed, continue to take them until finished.
When to call us
It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a tooth extraction, but call us right away if you have:
The First 24 hours
After the first 24 hours
Persistent or increased bleeding
Pain or swelling that increases or continues beyond 2 or 3 days
Allergic reactions to the medications