Recovery From Dental Extraction
Caring your mouth following dental extraction
Below are steps that you can follow to help to reduce pain, bleeding and promote healing
- Keep the gauze swab (where used) in place with pressure for approximately half an hour after leaving the surgery.
- Take antibiotic and must finish the whole course of antibiotic as instructed by Dr Thomas Chai or Dr Veronica Cheng.
- DO NOT rinse your mouth for at least 4 hours and after that only EXTREMELY GENTLY with lukewarm water with added salt.
- Avoid strenuous exercise and if pain is intense rest with the head raised.
- Where advised or if pain is present, take 2 tablets of Panadeine or Panadeine Forte immediately after the treatment, then every 3-4 hours as necessary to a maximum of 8 tablets in one day.
- Avoid HOT food / drink, alcohol and smoking. When numbness has gone choose lukewarm liquids and soft foods and chew away from the wound.
- If bleeding recurs, apply pressure with a cotton gauze for approximately half an hour – where significant bleeding continues contact our office or local hospital.
- The next day and until the wound heals, gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm water with added salt.
- Contact our office on 02 9907 9877 if you have any concerns.
- Remember to come back for your review appointment if required, usually 7-10 days after your surgical procedures.