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 136 Extraction reviews.

Patient Review By Viola s

Everyone that I encountered was very kind, knowledgeable and patiently answered all of my questions while putting me at ease about the procedure.

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Patient Review By THOMAS S

Great job!!

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Patient Review By Daniel C

Absolutely superb experience with the staff and care while getting two wisdom teeth extracted. Surgery was completed successfully in a third of estimated time with minimal side effects and lingering pain. Absolutely excellent experience given the circumstances.

- Daniel C

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Patient Review By William U

They really care about their patients. Would recommend to everyone.

- William U

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Patient Review By J W

I was very pleased and satisfied with the work. The staff and dentist made me feel very comfortable.

- J W

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Patient Review By Anika S

Nice and friendly staff

- Anika S

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Patient Review By Theresa P

I needed to have a tooth pulled due to pain. They could have gotten me in that day but I was unable to make in so I went in the next day. Within 5 minutes the tooth was out. Between the doctor and his staff, I have always gotten superb service. I would recommend this group to anyone. Thank you to all.

- Theresa P

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Patient Review By Diamond J

They were all so nice, reassuring, & all around comforting.

- Diamond J

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Patient Review By Michele P

Friendly professional and knowledgeable. Evevyone seemevd to know their jobs . They put me at ease if I was a little nervous. They explained all the cost and are willing to let you go on payment plan. So you don't have to Forego need ed dental work because you can't pay all cost at time work is done. Thank you Christiana Oral Surgery and Doctors and Supreme Superior Staff. I shall Return Return!

- Michele P

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Patient Review By Gregory H

In one door and out the other, no muss, no fuss.

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Patient Review By Lakeisha B

Great staff

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Patient Review By Carol P

Great staff! and Dr Spencer was very kind and able to help me with a very painful tooth that had to come out, I appreciate their concern and respect for the pain I was experiencing. I don't know what I would have done if they had not helped me that day! thanks all

- Carol P

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Patient Review By Patricia E

Appreciate the professionalism of all the staff

- Patricia E

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Patient Review By Kathy G

The office staff is very attentive. Dr. Kosa and his assistant are very professional and knowledgeable in their fields. So glad I chose to come to this group for my dental care!!

- Kathy G

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Patient Review By Kathy G

The office staff is very attentative. Dr. Kosa and his assistant are very professional and knowledgeable in their fields. So glad I chose to come to this group for my dental care!!

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Patient Review By Deven B

Staff was very courteous and patient. Would recommend to anyone.

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Patient Review By Patricia E

Very professional Made me comfortable

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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

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Patient Review By Michele M

PHENOMENAL

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Wonderful staff and doctors

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