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 Kim S
Needed emergency appointment for extraction of broken tooth, which was only 2 hours after seeing my regular dentist.
- Kim S
Patient Review By Alicia M
I would definitely recommend this office. Not only was the staff awesome but the the surgeon really made me feel comfortable. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you
- Alicia M
Patient Review By William G
My wife had her procedure done a few years ago and she was very happy and I felt very happy about her treatment so I was comfortable in having my procedure done with Dr Damico.Both DR are awesome and professional. BEST in DELAWARE.
- William G
Patient Review By Martin G
This was a great experience. From the front office staff to the Coordinater of benefits, to the clinical staff my experience was excellent. Dr Spencer was skilled and fully explained the procedure.
- Martin G
Patient Review By Regina L
I loved the staff. They made me feel very safe and comforted me when I was feeling uneasy about the procedure. Mrs. Shannon held my hand and left me squeeze the life out of it. They talked to me to take my mind off what was happening. Dr. was great and talked me through eat step of the way. They really made my experience easy. I LOVE THEM. Thank you guys so much.
- Regina L
Patient Review By Wanda I
I love Dr Spencer is very nice.
- Wanda I
Patient Review By Abigale D
We were especially impressed with the young man that cared for our daughter after surgery. He was very kind to her, told us what a polite and pleasant girl we have. He made the whole ordeal comfortable. Unfortunately I did not get his name, but he was wonderful!
- Abigale D
Patient Review By Clarissa O
Dr. Kosa was very kind and gentle extracting my daughter's tooth. He briefed us on general extraction, aenesthesia, sedation. He gave us choices and options. The doctor did give us any pressure. In fact, he was patient and calm. It seemed the clinic was very busy and there were a lot of patients at that time. We are so very grateful he took the time to look at my daughter's tooth. It was suppose to be just a consultation. It seemed he sensed the urgency and worry I had because we drove all the way from Dover. He went the extra mile by extracting the tooth, same day. We appreciate that a lot. The staff was efficient and kind to my child. I could sense the authenticity in making my daughter feel comfortable as possible. Thank you to the whole team for helping us. It made a world of difference in terms of our stress level and worry.
- Clarissa O
Patient Review By Linda H
I had never been in an office where the staff was so friendly/ professional. They really make you feel at ease. If you had some fear when you got there- they made that disappear. I would mko d truly recommend them to anyone. As a matter of fact I gave my brother your address and phone number and I am sure he will be giving you a call. THANK YOU for the wonderful experience!!!
- Linda H
Patient Review By Kiana R
Surgeons and most of the staff were great !
- Kiana R
Patient Review By Anitra F. L
Great Staff and experience.
- Anitra F. L
Patient Review By Cynthia F
This is a magnificent office , with great staff and wonderful, knowledgeable doctors. I would recommend them to everyone
- Cynthia F
Patient Review By Charles C
Yes. All went well. Very happy so far at 6:15 this evening. Trying to drink my chocolate milkshake. Please thank the doc and nurse.
- Charles C
Patient Review By Mary C
I am so thankful that Dr. G. is so good at what he does!
- Mary C
Patient Review By Landon B
Thank you so much for taking care of Landon! The staff was very friendly and made it a smooth process. Thank you!
- Landon B
Patient Review By Richard R
The star ratings Express my comments I have a job well done by all
- Richard R
Patient Review By Tamesha B
I'm happy that I will be a new patient at this office.
- Tamesha B
Patient Review By Deborah H
I was really anxious about the extraction but everyone put me at ease by being so understanding. As I said above Dr. E. D'Amico was amazing and best of all quick. Extraction from beginning to end probably only took a couple of minutes if that. ..highly recommend!
- Deborah H
Patient Review By Kiana R
Staff were friendly and helpful.
- Kiana R
Patient Review By Heather S
- Heather S