What to do after tooth extraction

What to do after tooth extraction:

After tooth extraction the dentist will instruct patients to do normal activities, avoid strenuous exercise, plenty of rest to prevent the blood from flowing. Of course, these basic instructions we must comply but there are still some details patients need to know after tooth extraction.

  1. After the tooth extraction, the dentist will put gauze dressing to where the tooth was removed to stop the bleeding. Patients must bite it for about 2 hours. Do not spit the blood because it might dislodge the blood clot formed over the wound
  2. In the meantime, if the gauze is soaked with blood, you can change it, but not too often because it can interfere with the blood clotting process.
  3. Strictly follow the dentist’s instructions.
  4. If the blood hasn’t stopped flowing or increased bleeding, you should see the dentist immediately
  5. Stop exercising in the initial period after tooth extraction
  6. You should see your dentist if there is still pain after 2-3 days.
  7. Do not chew food directly on the area of the surgery. Also, do not brush teeth in that area
  8. You can brush teeth and use mouthwash, but should be cautious and gentle. You can also rinse mouth with warm salt water at least 5-6 times a day, using 1 cup of warm water mixed with 1 teaspoon of salt, to help the wound heal faster

– If other abnormalities are found, consult the dentist immediately. And strictly follow the dentist’s instructions


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