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What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
After you have had an extraction done, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions that were given to you by our oral surgeon. They are going to make sure that explain how to best care for your mouth to promote proper healing. Following these instructions will help limit the amount of discomfort you are in, reduce swelling, and get you back to your normal life as soon as possible. Caring for an Extraction After you have a tooth removed, it is important to follow the instructions that are given to you to care for the tooth. There are a few recommended care items that should be adhered to in order to ensure that the area is clean and that the bleeding stops. Drinking from straws or sucking in any way, or even spitting is something that is prohibited. You do not want to make the blood clot that is blocking the bleeding to come loose. If this happens, it can cause a problem known as dry socket. Smoking should also be something that is refrained from, as this can dislodge the clot lead to an infection. Take all medications as directed by the oral surgeon. This will reduce the swelling and pain that you are in. If you are struggling to manage the swelling and or your pain, you can use a wrapped ice pack to reduce swelling and dull pain. You want to avoid using any type of mouthwash unless otherwise directed by us. Instead, use a simple saltwater rinse to gently rinse and clean your mouth and gums. If you need to have a tooth extracted and are not sure what to do after your procedure, give our office a call today. We can schedule you for your extraction and answer any questions you may have....

All Posts:

What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure

Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015