DO NOT rinse your mouth out the day of the extraction, this removes the clot which is helping to heal the tissues.
DO rinse the next day. Gently rinse after meals with warm salt water to remove any food from the socket.
CLEANING YOUR TEETH
It is important to clean the teeth around your extraction socket. You should brush your teeth gently as usual, but be careful not to disrupt the socket area with your toothbrush.
EATING & DRINKING
A soft diet is advisable, but eat whatever you can tolerate. Drink plenty of fluids and limit your alcohol intake.
If this should start after leaving the surgery, roll a clean handkerchief or a piece of gauze (cotton wool) into a pad about the thickness of your finger, Place it over the socket and bite on it for thirty minutes approximately. After this time assess the socket again. If it is still bleeding repeat this process. Keep on doing this until the bleeding has stopped. It may take a few hours for the bleeding to stop completely. If you are concerned at all contact MAYBERRY DENTAL CARE ON 01 459 7877
Some pain is to be expected after the extraction.
ADULTS: Take two PARACETAMOL tablets with water every four hours if necessary or as advised by your dentist.
Note that the pain after an extraction is worse on day two and three following the extraction.
Some swelling is to be expected after the extraction and may take up to ten days to disappear. If you are concerned at all with the swelling please contact MAYBERRY DENTAL CARE ON 01 459 7877
If you have any stitches in your mouth do not touch them. You should attend one week later for their removal or as requested by your dentist.
Local anaesthetic will leave your lip numb for up to four hours. Be careful not to bite you lip or cheek if you have a meal within this time following your extraction. Be careful not to take very hot liquids as you may not feel how hot they are.
IF IN DOUBT About any point please ask before you leave the surgery or please phone 014597877
Do not smoke for 72 hours after extraction