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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....
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All Posts:

What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


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