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 Candace P
Everyone there did a really good job!!
- Candace P
Patient Review By David T
I was a great pain from a broken tooth, I used the online schedule to make appointment at 11pm at night. I received a response 15 mins later. Outstanding! Let's me know that they really do care about their patients. Dr. Kosa was very professional and would recommend this office.
- David T
Patient Review By Glen F
Wonderful staff and easy to use. Dr Spencer was awesome.
- Glen F
Patient Review By Ray P
Painless. Over before I knew it. Recovery going well.
- Ray P
Patient Review By Robert C
Very good experience
- Robert C
Patient Review By Ginnie M
Simply awesome experience!!!
- Ginnie M
Patient Review By Tabatha A
I didnt have to wait at all for my appt. The extraction was done the same day as the consult. Dr Michael was very patient with me and offered laughing gas to help calm my nerves. Extraction went great. No pain at all!
- Tabatha A
Patient Review By Cindy C
I highly recommend this office. You are treated with kindness and compassion from start to finish
- Cindy C
Patient Review By Trudi B B
Walked in a Monday had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted Tuesday. Both Doctors and staff made me feel welcome and the services rendered was top notch. I even went to work on Wednesday..
- Trudi B B
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.
- Viola s
Patient Review By THOMAS S
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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
Patient Review By William U
They really care about their patients. Would recommend to everyone.
- William U
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
Patient Review By Anika S
Nice and friendly staff
- Anika S
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
Patient Review By Diamond J
They were all so nice, reassuring, & all around comforting.
- Diamond J
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
Patient Review By Gregory H
In one door and out the other, no muss, no fuss.
- Gregory H
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