Instructions Following Dental Extractions
After an extraction, the socket fills up with blood, which then clots. This is the first stage in normal healing. The following instructions are designed to stop you from interfering with normal healing.
1) Eat and drink normally.
Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours.
To control bleeding a large pad of gauze should be placed over the extraction socket and held firmly between the jaws for at least 30 minutes.
Take two paracetamol/ nurofen every four hours as required. Or you may take the prescribed medication given by your dentist.
If the bleeding or pain is not controlled by these procedures, or if there are other complications, please do not hesitate to contact us.