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What should I do after the extraction?

Your dentist will teach you the important after-care instructions following a tooth extraction. Among these instructions will be to:
  • Bite down gently on the cotton gauze pad placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding
  • Take painkillers and antibiotics
  • Rinse your mouth gently with warm saltwater several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain
  • Apply ice pack over the area
  • Change gauze pads regularly
  • Get adequate rest
  • Minimize exertion; this may cause bleeding
  • Avoid sucking actions, including drinking through a straw
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat soft foods
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Raise your head when lying down
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the area with your tongue
  • Brush teeth gently around the affected area

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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