Care of Mouth After Extraction

  1. DO NOT RINSE MOUTH TODAY. Tomorrow rinse mouth gently every 3 to 4 hours (especially after meals) using one-quarter teaspoons of salt to a glass of warm water. Continue rinses for several days.
  2. BLEEDING. Following extractions some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads over bleeding area and bite down firmly for one-half hour. Repeat if necessary.
  3. SWELLING. Ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to operated area - one-half hour on and one-half hour off for 4-5 hours.
  4. PAIN. For mild to average pain use any aspirin-type of medication you like.
  5. FOOD. Light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.
  6. BONY EDGES. Small sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing. These are not roots; if annoying return to this office for their simple removal.
  7. If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office at once.
  8. The proper care following oral surgical procedures will hasten recovery and prevent complications.

Information Following Crown Preparation

  1. You now have a Temporary restoration. Do not chew sticky foods or gum. Do not floss around temporary.
  2. If the temporary comes off, please call the office to have it recemented. For comfort and tooth's protection it must stay on the tooth.
  3. Your gum tissue around the temporary will be sore for 1-2 days. Take any pain medication.
  4. Some sensitivity to hot and/or cold is normal.