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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Newark DE
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 274 Extraction reviews.

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.

- Maureen N

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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.

- SANDY B

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Patient Review By James B

Great service, had a tooth pulled and didn’t even realize it was over so fast. Didn’t feel a thing.

- James B

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Patient Review By Keonia W

The doctor and the staff were so great and made us feel comfortable. They explained everything that was going to happen that day and the day of the surgical procedure.

- Keonia W

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Patient Review By Celeste Y

I have always had a fear of the Denist but I really felt very comfortable and at ease thank you so much

- Celeste Y

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Patient Review By Patricia B

I was very satisfied with the doctor, staff and having my procedure done. Thank you Christiana !

- Patricia B

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Patient Review By Phyllis H

Very body was so very friend too me

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Patient Review By Melissa M

Warm, courteous, friendly environment! Dr.Eugene D/Amico is the best!

- Melissa M

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Patient Review By Bill R

The attending staff had their assignments, and from my perspective they did them. Like cleaning up afterwards, like the chair I was in. I wasn't out of the room before this was started . Good work ethics. Perception means a lot.

- Bill R

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Patient Review By John K

Good and friendly service

- John K

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Patient Review By Sarah M

Friendly, quick, Dr. D'amico and his staff were very comforting during the procedure. They made me feel at ease during this experience.

- Sarah M

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Patient Review By Sandi J

Dr Michael D’Amico is awesome. Leslie in the Newark office was very helpful and got me in quick. He told me exactly what he was doing as he was extracting my tooth, Him and his assistants were very kind, No problems after the extraction. Hopefully I won’t have to come back again. I will definitely recommend his services.

- Sandi J

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Patient Review By Kevin M

Scheduling people on the phone were very efficient and friendly. As were the office staff. I had a consultation and a procedure which went very well.

- Kevin M

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Patient Review By John B

Everyone was very nice and made me feel very comfortable

- John B

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Patient Review By Michelle M

Awesome awesome awesome did I say awesome experience

- Michelle M

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Patient Review By Sigrid R

This office has it all!!! A wonderful staff and they will put your mind at ease and answer any questions that you have in the process.

- Sigrid R

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Patient Review By Victoria S

The staff made me feel really comfortable and at ease.

- Victoria S

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Patient Review By Faith W

Excellent

- Faith W

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Patient Review By Rosemarie H

Very professional, caring staff. Continually making sure I was ok. Overall excellent

- Rosemarie H

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