Instructions following Extractions

Keep pressure on the extraction site with moistened gauze for several hours. If bleeding continues, resume pressure with moistened gauze or a tea bag for thirty minutes intervals until bleeding stops.

Take pain medication within one hour after treatment with milk or fruit juice. Medication may be repeated as indicated on prescription label for discomfort. Never take on an empty stomach. Antibiotics should be continued until all taken.

During the first 24-48 hours, avoid peroxidee, mouthwash, smoking, alcoholic and carbonated beverages. Drink nothing through a straw.

You may use warm salt water or mild mouthwash to rinse after 24 hours. Brush your teeth regularly.

A nutritionally balanced diet is very important. During the first 24 hours, eat soups and soft foods which are easily chewed and swallowed. Gradually progress to solid foods. Do not skip meals; if you take nourishment regularly, you'll feel better, gain strength, have less discomfort and heal faster.

If you experience nausea, this is usually due to the medication being taken, as a side effect and not an adverse reaction. Rest will usually help until nausea is relieved. To help such reactions, always ake your medication with food unless otherwise prescribed.

Ice packs should be used to minimize swelling for the first 24 hours only. Thereafter, a heating pad or moist heat may be used to help romote healing. When using cold or heat, apply in 20 to 30 minute intervals.

If severe bleeding or pain persists, please contact our office.

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