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 215 Extraction reviews.

Patient Review By Marian E B

Even in my overall anxiety over the procedure to be done, I felt welcomed and like I was in good hands. The staff was a great help in lowering my fears.

- Marian E B

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Patient Review By Carol H

Friendly service.

- Carol H

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Patient Review By Qoot Alshammari M

The doctor assistant was wonderful. She took my fears away and made everything easy for me. She is joyful and friendly.

- Qoot Alshammari M

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Patient Review By Shannon S

Staff is awesome. Love this place. Very easy going. Also doing this during covid!! A+ team

- Shannon S

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Patient Review By Debora F

It was one of the best visits I have ever had. Staff was so professional, understanding and helpful. I would have loved that office as my regular Dentist

- Debora F

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Patient Review By Thomas I

The staff was professional ,quick,and nice

- Thomas I

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Patient Review By Patricia A

Dr. Michael D’Amico was very reassuring and he made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend to my family and friends.

- Patricia A

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Patient Review By Gary B

I thought when I arrived that I would be having my tooth extracted that day. Since it was simple procedure, I was told that if I could wait a few minutes it would probably happen. The assistant Jackie did a great job giving me info on what would happen before and after the procedure. Britney walked me through the billing. Dr Kosa took care of business and I was on my way. Having a tooth pulled is not something to look forward to, but this office did everything great.

- Gary B

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Patient Review By Michael M

Debilitating toothache, needed a "Complicated extraction" which my local dentist declined to deal with. After calling all other 'in-network' Oral Surgeons close to home that would except my basic and limited Priority Partners coverage, and Not finding one willing to take me any sooner than next month, I called The Christiana Center and by fate, luck or grace was told by Rene that they could squeeze me in That afternoon ! Rene was polite, empathetic and professional, as was the Assistant Jackie; to whom I would add the virtues of comforting and relaxing - to this anxious and Un-comfortable patient. Dr. M. D'Amico had all of these virtues and more : He answered all of my nervous questions with patience and clarity..and went about the deed with a palatable confidence {pun intended} that further relaxed.. and made the whole procedure seem swift and painless. I cannot imagine that anyone actually enjoys going to the dentist, let alone an Oral Surgeon, yet these people, with their competence and their compassion made an uncomfortable situation for me seem utterly bearable and as pleasant as possible,, if not enjoyable. Was well worth the 85 mile drive.

- Michael M

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Patient Review By Martha W

Very caring and friendly staff. The surgeon was proficient and knowledgeable. Overall, a pleasant experience for what is normally a stressful situation.

- Martha W

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Patient Review By harry f

The staff and Dr. were friendly and informative. The procedure went well with little discomfort.

- harry f

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Patient Review By Susie F

I work as a dental hygienist so we send a great number of patients to the practice. They all come back with rave reviews. Now I can personally attest to the same. Every single person that helped me was top notch and the doctor did such an amazing job.

- Susie F

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Patient Review By Tammy T

I would absolutely recommend Dr. D’Amico! Dr. D’Amico and his staff are very friendly professional and give top notch service in my book!

- Tammy T

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Patient Review By Tina K K

Very friendly office staff. Dr Kosa took the time To fully explain the full procedure to me.

- Tina K K

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Patient Review By Cindy W

Everyone in the office was very nice and friendly! I will definitely come back if needed.

- Cindy W

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Patient Review By Shanarah E

Great staff great doctor fast and quick and very little pain.

- Shanarah E

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Patient Review By Michelle N

Thank you for making feel so comfortable, when i wad scared to death.

- Michelle N

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Patient Review By Christiana S

My first time and im impressed.

- Christiana S

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Patient Review By gudrun s

extremely pleased with the whole staff and the care and quality of service. are very pleased to be able to use your service

- gudrun s

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Patient Review By Thym S

Great Practice!

- Thym S

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