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For nervous patients: we have an onsite sedationist at our Balgowlah Smile Office

For patients with pain: we will see you on the same day, call us on 02 9907 9877

For patients with missing teeth: all implant treatment including surgical placement, from start to finish, will be done at our Balgowlah Smile Office

For patients with cosmetic concern: very experienced and capable dental team to provide world class dental care. Call us on 02 9907 9877

Veteran Affairs patients and eligible children with Medicare "The Child Dental Benefits Schedule" are all welcome

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.