Complete Guide to Post-Tooth Extraction Care

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1. Immediate Post-Extraction Steps: Managing Bleeding

Post-operative care is vital to fasten healing and recovery from Tooth Extraction Surgery.  

Follow these instructions carefully.

a. Controlling Bleeding: Gauze and Tea Bag Technique:

After we place moist gauze over the extraction site, bite down for 30-45 minutes. If heavy bleeding continues, bite down on a moistened tea bag for another 30-45 minutes. Repeat for as long as necessary.

b. Ice Application for Comfort:

Apply ice to your face for the first couple of hours, 15 minutes on/15 minutes off.

c. Normal Post-Extraction Symptoms:

Understanding that swelling, stiffness, bleeding, and some discomfort are normal can alleviate any concerns during recovery.

d. Medication Management:

If prescribed medication, take it as directed, ensuring it takes effect before the anesthetic wears off. Always take medication with food.

e. Proper Sleeping Posture:

Over the next 48 hours, elevate your head higher than usual when sleeping to facilitate a smoother recovery process.

2. Post-Extraction Prohibitions for Optimal Healing

To promote optimal healing, remember to 

1.  Abstain from smoking 

2. Spitting, using straws

3. Drinking carbonated soda

4. Engaging in activities requiring heavy exertion

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ABOUT John E. Farah, D.M.D.

ABOUT John E. Farah, D.M.D.

Dr. John Farah continues the responsibilities of our practice. His experience and skills offer a commitment to provide the quality of dental care that we have always taken pride in providing you. Our practice is founded on an honest approach to personalized dental care. Not every patient’s needs, or resources are the same, so we have always believed in trying to give our patients autonomy in making guided and well-informed decisions. Part of our philosophy has always been about creating relaxing, meaningful, and personal experiences for each patient that comes in our door and because of that, many patients are still with us today carrying restorations from 40 years ago.
Dr. John Farah provides high quality service in a comfortable setting. He believes every patient deserves a healthy smile with an enjoyable experience.

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