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.
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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.
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Very friendly office staff. Dr Kosa took the time To fully explain the full procedure to me.
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Great staff great doctor fast and quick and very little pain.
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Thank you for making feel so comfortable, when i wad scared to death.
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My first time and im impressed.
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extremely pleased with the whole staff and the care and quality of service. are very pleased to be able to use your service
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The staff did a great job in getting me in. I am grateful for their warm and friendly professionalism.
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Patient Review By Linda F
Their technology is awesome, the place was extremely CLEAN, I would know I suffer from “OCD” The staff made me feel so comfortable. Recommending to everyone I know.
- Linda F
Patient Review By Leslie S
Thanks so much for caring for my broken tooth!!! I really don’t know what I would’ve done without this team of amazing people! God bless you all <3
- Leslie S
Patient Review By Louise K
I was very happy with the whole process and felt very at ease
- Louise K
Patient Review By Robyn P
Good experience for my son's extractions! Minimal discomfort considering the type o surgery.
- Robyn P
Patient Review By Carolyn B
Dr Michael and Jackie made me so comfortable. Because I don’t like Dentist office. Jackie thank you for holding my hand the whole time may God bless you and your whole office.
- Carolyn B
Patient Review By Robin P
Everyone was nice. Was advised what they were going to do and what they were doing and what to do after the procedure. I will be back and will recommend to others for sure. I had one molar extracted. Not as bad as I let myself believe it would be. Thanks to all of you, especially the Big Guy! I am doing good. Very Professional !
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Patient Review By Robert H
This is my first experience with this establishment. I am very pleased with the care that I received. Especially, the time taking to fully explain the procedures, pluses and minuses of those procedures, and next steps, is very much appreciated and valued. Thank you
- Robert H
Patient Review By Sandra M
Great Doctor and Staff. Friendly, Caring, Safe, and Clean. I will definitely go to them again and would highly recommend them to others.
- Sandra M
Patient Review By Dawn S
The whole group was Awesome. Especially Rose who made things happen.
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Patient Review By Betty M
Very caring doctor and staff. Everyone was very friendly. They made me feel relaxed during my procedure. Will definitely return to this practice when need.
- Betty M