After Tooth Extraction

Instructions For After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately at Winter Park Office Phone Number 407-629-4444.

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Patient Review by Clara C

I planned to have my four wisdom teeth extractions with Pablo Martinez, D.M.D. at his Winter Springs office on August 2017. I had heard from everyone but bad things about this procedure, so I showed to Dr. Martinez’s office very nervous. I thought that scheduling an appointment with a Hispanic doctor would be helpful (because of the familiarity with my language, identification with my culture and customs, among other). However, Dr. Martinez was very rude. He explained nothing to me about the procedure and he was very unprofessional (screaming at me). I really hope he was just having a bad day when he took care of me and other patients that day. I really felt very uncomfortable, poorly attended, and would definitely not go back to his office ever again.

- Clara C

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Patient Review by Lindsey G

My 4 year old daughter had her tooth pulled because of trauma. Dr. Whitman and staff are amazing. They were so kind and helpful. They made my daughter and myself feel very welcome. They explained everything and I would definitely recommend them!

- Lindsey G

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Patient Review by Chuck R

Dr Campbell and his staff are the best!!! I would recommend them to anyone who needs dental work done, and wants the best of the best!!! Thank You again!!!

- Chuck R

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