- Always remember that a clean mouth heals more rapidly than a
- Do not take alcoholic stimulants or smoke for the next 24 hours.
- Rest for a few hours but do NOT lie down.
- Sleep with head raised above the height of the body.
- Do not be alarmed if small fragments of bone are felt because these are
the edge of the socket and will be absorbed and disappear.
- Some discomfort after extractions is normal and its’ intensity varies from
person to person. We recommend that you take a dose of anti‐
inflammatory pain killers within one hour of the procedure and expect
continue these for the following 48 – 72 hours. Do not exceed the stated
dose. If the pain is severe, consult us.
- On the day after the extraction, a warm saline mouthwash may be
used to bathe the wound. Do not rinse out the mouth. Take a level
teaspoon of salt and add it to a glass of warm water. This may be
carried out after each meal until healing is complete.
if excessive bleeding occurs
- Avoid all exertion.
- Do not use facial packs or rinse mouth.
- If there has been more than one extraction, clean the mouth with tissues
and see which part of the mouth is bleeding.
- Use the sterile gauze provided (or some damp cotton wool if you run
out) to make a small compress, place on the bleeding point, sit up and
bite on it, DO NOT LIE DOWN. Maintain this position for 10‐15 minutes
and repeat treatment if necessary.
- Consult the surgery if excessive bleeding occurs for more than a few