What should I do after the extractions?

Your dentist will teach you the important after-care instructions following a tooth extraction. Among these instructions will be:

  • 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

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