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 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
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
Patient Review By Victoria S
The staff made me feel really comfortable and at ease.
- Victoria S
Patient Review By Faith W
- Faith W
Patient Review By Rosemarie H
Very professional, caring staff. Continually making sure I was ok. Overall excellent
- Rosemarie H
Patient Review By Vickie B
I'm so grateful for everyone at this office! My daughter was extremely anxious about having to get her teeth pulled, but the staff was so friendly and helpful. My daughter was pretty calm going into the procedure, and everything went great. Thank you!
- Vickie B
Patient Review By Jonie C
Excellent service all around.
- Jonie C
Patient Review By Robert L
Was pleased with my visit
- Robert L
Patient Review By Linda W
I can’t say enough good things about the team at Christiana OMS!! A very compassionate and caring group of staff, nurses, assistants, and doctors! The extraction was seamless and I actually was able to go back to work! They make you feel very relaxed and I would recommend them to all my friends and family. Thank you!!
- Linda W
Patient Review By Patricia F
Dr. Spencer & his staff are wonderful, I felt very comfortable during the extraction with anesthesia. And my recovery has progressed with very little pain or discomfort.
- Patricia F
Patient Review By Cynthia S
The experience was great.
- Cynthia S
Patient Review By Patricia P S
Facility extremely impressive and professional.
- Patricia P S
Patient Review By Derice B
Dr. D’Amico and his assistant Keith were both Friendly, reassuring, knowledgeable and talk me through the whole procedure process. Made me feel very comfortable.
- Derice B
Patient Review By Lynzy B
Very happy with service. Staff is nice. They got me in quickly for service and I did not have to wait long.
- Lynzy B
Patient Review By Belle s
Dr D'Amico was extremely quick and gentle, The two extractions were over before I knew it. 6 hours later, I have a little tenderness but no actual pain without pain meds. Thank you .
- Belle s
Patient Review By Katherine J
I appreciate the accommodation of having my teeth pulled the same day as the evaluation. Everyone was polite and professional.
- Katherine J
Patient Review By J David M
Friendly, efficient, timely and painless.
- J David M
Patient Review By ABU B
Great service, the best extraction
- ABU B
Patient Review By George W
- George W
Patient Review By Taimur A
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