Care of Mouth After Extraction
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- PAIN. For mild to average pain use any aspirin-type of medication you like.
- FOOD. Light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.
- 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.
- If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office at once.
- The proper care following oral surgical procedures will hasten recovery and prevent complications.
Information Following Crown Preparation
- You now have a Temporary restoration. Do not chew sticky foods or gum. Do not floss around temporary.
- 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.
- Your gum tissue around the temporary will be sore for 1-2 days. Take any pain medication.
- Some sensitivity to hot and/or cold is normal.