DO NOT RINSE MOUTH TODAY. Tomorrow rinse mouth gently every 3 to 4 hours (Especially after meals) using 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to 8oz warm water. Continue rinses for several days.
BLEEDING. Following extractions, some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads over bleeding area and bite down firmly for 1/2 hour. Repeat if necessary. Also a moist tea bag place over the area and biting down for 1/2 hour should slow the bleeding.
SWELLING. Ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to surgical area 1/2 hour on then 1/2 off for 4 to 5 hours.
PAIN. For mild to average pain use any non-aspirin type of over the counter medication.
FOOD. Light/ soft diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.
BONY EDGES. Small, sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing. These are not roots. If annoying, please call to return to office for their simple removal.
If any unusual symptoms occur, call office immediately.
The proper care following oral surgical procedures will make healing time less and prevent complications.