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.
The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A.
Patient Review By Patricia E
Very professional Made me comfortable
- Patricia E
Patient Review By Brian A
Both father and now son make tooth removal the it can be.#1 in my book the to is awsome
- Brian A
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Wonderful staff and doctors
Patient Review By Donna H
Staff is very friendly. I am extremely nervous at dental procedures and the doctor and the staff were very understanding and helped ease my fears by talking to me before and after the procedure. The doctors were professional with a good amount of empathy and understanding of my level of fear. I would highly recommend the practice.
- Donna H
Patient Review By Roy D
Staff EXTREMELY courteous, professional, & affable. Dr. D'Amico is great - he remembered me from prior appts & that means a lot to a patient. And efficient? He asked Renee for suture material before I thought the tooth was out. And all of the staff were doing this on a day that they had 40 patients booked. There's more than 1 reason why I keep coming back to this office, & I would recommend them to ANYONE.
- Roy D
Patient Review By Mabel D
Excellent service.Lesley and Jackie are amazing. Dr D’Amico was most professional. Definitely recommend for dental work. Thank you for making this a very pleasant experience.
- Mabel D
Patient Review By iliana d
This was my first encounter and first extraction. The staff not only ease my mind, but more importantly helped my pull of the best April fools prank on my boyfriend ever!!!!
- iliana d
Patient Review By Irene T
Thank You, for helping to get my wisdom tooth out feel better now.
- Irene T
Patient Review By Mike C
Grab The Phone And Schedule Now !...
- Mike C
Patient Review By Maryann C
In and out
- Maryann C
Patient Review By Angela H
Love dr. Damico and jazmyn
- Angela H
Patient Review By Madison P
I cant say enough about the care we received for an emergency extraction for my 9 year old. She walked in in agony, and walked out with a smile on her face!!
- Madison P
Patient Review By Melissa M
Let’s face it, having a tooth pulled is not on anyone’s Top 10 list of things to do. Dr. D’Amico and his staff were great!! Friendly! Fun! Efficient! Definitely recommend!!
- Melissa M
Patient Review By Kaneesha R
Dr Mike D’Amico was gentle,kind and made me feel very comfortable. Definitely will be coming back and recommend others to do the same. Thank you for the best service
- Kaneesha R
Patient Review By Stacy C
Everyone was so nice & friendly
- Stacy C
Patient Review By Ian R
Great friendly service would recommend to anyone for anything
- Ian R
Patient Review By Patricia J
Everyone was so kind, courteous and efficient. Was treated like a queen and put at ease the moment I walked in. Many thanks.
- Patricia J
Patient Review By Joanne Y
Very nice doctor and assistant from Delcasle High School.
- Joanne Y
Patient Review By Debbie W
Great staff . As good as a trip to a dentist can be!
- Debbie W