After Tooth Extraction

The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A. – Newark & Middletown DE

After tooth extraction, its important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Thats why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times.

After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and retard the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use the pain medication as directed. Call the office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

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Newark DE
Christiana Hospital Location Phone Number 302-292-1600
Newark DE
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Middletown DE
Middletown Location Phone Number 302-376-3700
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Our office hours are Newark Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm. Middletown Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9:30am-1pm.

 

The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A.

5 out of 5 stars based on 156 Extraction reviews.

Patient Review By Elaine E

Dr Michael is very professional and explains the procedure . Previously I had a dental implant with Dr Michael with excellent results !! A big thank you to Dana for her kindness and making me feel at ease . Thanks also to the staff member for exposing the insurance and my co payment .

- Elaine E

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Patient Review By Robert L

Dr. Kosa was very thorough and caring.

- Robert L

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Patient Review By Margaret P

Sending detailed review! Great service!

- Margaret P

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Patient Review By William Z

Good experience overall.

- William Z

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Patient Review By Thomas B

Staff and Doctors were very pleasing with my care and I give that a 10.

- Thomas B

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Patient Review By Angela W

Great service

- Angela W

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Patient Review By Dale

Dr. Michael D'Amico and the staff are very professional, courteous, kind, and personable. Michael is clearly an expert in his field as evidenced by the two separate procedures (extractions) I have had done. In my humble opinion, look no further than The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Newark, Delaware for an oral surgeon.

- Dale

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Patient Review By Ronnell J

Staff and Dentist are professional and friendly.

- Ronnell J

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Patient Review By Tammy S

The Doctor and staff were awesome!!!

- Tammy S

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Patient Review By Harold G

Very good job painless

- Harold G

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Patient Review By LEROY W

Excellent service all around.

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Patient Review By Candace P

Everyone there did a really good job!!

- Candace P

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Patient Review By David T

I was a great pain from a broken tooth, I used the online schedule to make appointment at 11pm at night. I received a response 15 mins later. Outstanding! Let's me know that they really do care about their patients. Dr. Kosa was very professional and would recommend this office.

- David T

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Patient Review By Glen F

Wonderful staff and easy to use. Dr Spencer was awesome.

- Glen F

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Patient Review By Ray P

Painless. Over before I knew it. Recovery going well.

- Ray P

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Patient Review By Robert C

Very good experience

- Robert C

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Patient Review By Ginnie M

Simply awesome experience!!!

- Ginnie M

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Patient Review By Tabatha A

I didnt have to wait at all for my appt. The extraction was done the same day as the consult. Dr Michael was very patient with me and offered laughing gas to help calm my nerves. Extraction went great. No pain at all!

- Tabatha A

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Patient Review By Cindy C

I highly recommend this office. You are treated with kindness and compassion from start to finish

- Cindy C

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Patient Review By Trudi B B

Walked in a Monday had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted Tuesday. Both Doctors and staff made me feel welcome and the services rendered was top notch. I even went to work on Wednesday..

- Trudi B B

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