After Care

BRONX DENTAL AFTER CARE

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Learn what to do after tooth extraction and end post dental surgery pain today!

Swelling

  • Place an ice bag on the swollen cheek. Alternate 15 minutes on and 10 minutes off for two to three hours.

Bleeding

  • Keep firm pressure with gauze over the surgical site for at least two hours. Change the gauze as it becomes saturated
  • Do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours.
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours.
  • If bleeding continues, apply a moist tea bag to the surgical site and hold in place with a firm biting pressure.

Comfort

  • Take pain medication as prescribed
  • Avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid spices.
  • Eat only soft foods for at least 24 hours.

Hygiene

  • Rinse with salt & water or peroxide & water four times a day for one to two weeks, beginning 24 hours after surgery.
  • Brush lightly around the surgical site. More vigorous brushing can be resumed gradually as the site heals.

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