The healing process begins once the teeth have been extracted. We’ll provide care instructions to ensure proper healing.
Many people experience pain and swelling after the procedure, which usually goes away after a few days.
During the first 24 hours, your gums may continue to bleed slightly. Some of the activities you can do to improve the healing process –
- Bite down on a gauze pad and change it when they become moistened with blood.
- Place an ice pack on the outside of your cheek to help reduce swelling.
- Eat only soft foods and avoid drinking out of a straw, as the sucking motion can loosen the clot.
- Use prescribed painkillers to help ease any discomfort.
- Prop up your head with pillows to improve the healing process.
- Refrain from strenuous exercise during this period to prevent excessive bleeding.
Bleeding should stop after 24 hours. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call your dentist immediately.
The information provided here is for general purposes only. Please consult your dentist for specific advice regarding your treatments.