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Extraction Surgery

Extraction Surgery

  1. Bite on gauze for 30 minutes. Don't chew on the gauze
  2. Do not smoke for 24 hours
  3. Do not use a straw to drink for 24 hours.
  4. Brush remaining teeth 3 times daily, but do not rinse or use mouth wash the day of surgery.
  5. Take pain pills and any other medication as directed.
  6. If pain increases after 48 hours or if abnormal bleeding continues, call us at (614) 262-9588.
  7. To prevent bleeding and swelling, keep your head elevated on 2-3 pillows while you rest and/or sleep.
  8. Do not spit. Spitting will cause more bleeding. Excess saliva and a little blood appears as a lot of bleeding.
  9. If bleeding starts again, put gauze, a clean white cloth, or damp tea bag over the bleeding area and bite on it with firm steady pressure for 1 hour. Do not chew on it.
  10. Ice packs can be used immediately after surgery and for the next 24 hours to reduce swelling. Keep ice packs on for 20 minutes and off for 20 minutes.
  11. Black and blue marks are bruises and always occur after surgery. Usually you don't notice them. Sometimes the skin is discolored. Do not worry about this.
  12. Drink lots of liquids and eat anything you can swallow.


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