- Take it easy for the rest of the day
- Keep your head up to avoid bleeding
- Avoid hot food and drink until the anaesthetic
- Use an extra pillow for the first night and put an old pillow case on it in case you bleed a little
- Rinse the area for the first 24 hours
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Avoid smoking for as long as possible
When should I brush?
It is important to keep good oral hygiene after an extraction so brush as normal but be careful around the extraction site.
What do I do if it bleeds?
Expect some slight bleeding for the first day or so and remember a small amount of blood mixed with saliva looks more dramatic than it is.
Do not rinse out!!
Apply pressure to the socket, bite firmly on a folded handkerchief of clean cotton material for at least 15 minuets
If the bleeding has not stopped after an hour Contact your dentist.
Do not do anything to increase your blood flow.
Remember that different people heal at different speeds.
If you are in pain take simple pain relief the same that you
Would take for a headache but do not take ASPIRIN, if in doubt contact your Doctor