Please read the information below and follow the instructions given to help the
healing process after your extraction (extractions):
1. Immediately following a tooth extraction,
keep pressure on your gauze until the bleeding stops (30-45
minutes). Repeat if
necessary. If heavy bleeding
continues, call Dr. Byrd.
SMOKE! Do not rinse your mouth vigorously. Do not drink
through a straw for 24 hours. These activities will disturb the healing blood
3. Do not suck on the extraction
4. Immediately after a tooth is
extracted, you may experience some discomfort and notice some
swelling. To reduce swelling, place ice packs on the side of your face intermittently for
24 to 48 hours.
5. Reduce strenuous
activity for 24 hours.
6. Drink plenty of fluids and
maintain as normal a diet as possible. Use a soft diet if necessary.
7. Avoid alcoholic beverages and
8. Brush and floss as usual
being extra careful around the extraction site.
9. On the following day
gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
10. Depending on your situation,
medication may be prescribed to help control pain and infection.
11. If you have prolonged or
severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever call Dr. Byrd.
If you have any further questions or concerns
please contact our office. We would be glad to assist you.