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Crowns and Bridges
Partials and Dentures
Extraction Post-Op Instructions
Place cold towels or an ice bag to your face for the first 6-8 hours. Apply for 15 minutes, then remove for 15 minutes.
Do not rinse mouth until the following day.
On the morning following surgery, rinse mouth with warm salt water. Repeat this several times daily.
Keep fingers and tongue away from socket.
BLEEDING- It is normal for saliva to be slightly streaked with blood for 1-2 days. If abnormal bleeding occurs, place moist gauze over extraction site and bite down for 30-45 minutes.
Following dental surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort. If medication has been prescribed, take as instructed.
SWELLING and STIFFNESS- It is normal and should not cause alarm. Apply cold towels or ice bag for 15 minutes of each hour as needed.
DIET- A liquid or soft diet is advisable during the first 24 hours. Drink lots of fluids.
Return to the office if undue symptoms develop.
No smoking for 72 hours.