What Should You Expect 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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Christiana Hospital Location Phone Number 302-292-1600
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The Christiana Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery P.A.

5 out of 5 stars based on 291 Extraction reviews.

Patient Review By Lisa L

I was pleased

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Patient Review By Joanne B

Dr. Kids and his dental assistant were absolutely wonderful. Explained everything as procedure went along. Very smooth extraction. Very pleasurable experience and I would recommend to anyone needing dental surgical procedures.

- Joanne B

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Patient Review By Gerard M

Friendly, professional staff.

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Patient Review By Theresa C

The staff and doctors are fantastic. It was a pleasant experience and definitely would recommend

- Theresa C

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Patient Review By Tonya R

Dr. Fadi was very thorough and my expectations were met. The staff were very courteous and friendly which made my visit relaxing.

- Tonya R

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Patient Review By Edith H

My dr n his staff are the best I will always recommend families n friends to this office because they are the best thanks to my dr n his staff for saving my life my tooth was killing me n my DR did a great job I did not feel any pain when he worked on me ,I'm home n pain free thank GODN thank my DR n hiss staff

- Edith H

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Patient Review By Florence M

I had never had a tooth pulled in my 60 years of life! I could not have been more fortunate than to have had such a fantastic team!

- Florence M

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Patient Review By Roland S

God bless all of you guys for a job well done, because you safe my life there is no more pain. Bravo's

- Roland S

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Patient Review By James M

Outstanding care.

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Patient Review By Elsie w

Dr. Mike and his staff were wonderful..they all made.me feel very special.

- Elsie w

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Patient Review By Justin P

Dr damico treated me very good took the procedure step by step made sure I was pain free before proceeding as he went I had 2 teeth pulled and as complicated as extraction of teeth can be he did an excellent job glad I got him im sure the outhers know there stuff here but for me dr damico is a very knowledgeable oral surgeon that knows his what he is doing and is as nice as can be to boot thank you for making that extraction as painless as it could be doc and I want to thank the entire establishment for doing everything they can to get me pain free as soon as they possibly could.

- Justin P

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Patient Review By OSBOURNE R

Dr Michael and his staff were super respectful, knowledgeable of their craft thus making me comfortable for my surgical procedure. FYI, I am recommended this office to all that need Oral treatment. Thank you all.🥂

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Patient Review By John Paul K

Great place with great staff, would go again anytime.

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Patient Review By Katarina P

Professional, friendly, polite atmosphere.

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Patient Review By Kayla J

I am impressed. My experience was great! I will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you again!

- Kayla J

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Patient Review By Kimberly T

Dr. D’Amico extracted 4 of my son, Andrew’s teeth. Andrew was extremely nervous and Dr. D’Amico and the rest of the staff were so wonderful and able to put him at ease within minutes of walking into the office. It was a great experience from start to finish and I will be back for any of my other children’s future needs!

- Kimberly T

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Patient Review By Cierra T

The staff was hilarious and so friendly. They made every worry disappear.

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Patient Review By Maureen N

All of the staff were amazing. I was able to get a last minute appointment to have a painful tooth removed. I was very nervous but everyone was super nice and attentive. The procedure was quick. I am very thankful to everyone who helped me.

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Patient Review By Louana P

Quick and friendly services rendered

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Patient Review By SANDY B

Everyone involved was very courteousness and kind to talk with.

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