It would be best to look after your mouth after having a tooth removed (extracted). Even on the first day, doing some things can help you feel better and recuperate faster.
- Stop the bleeding – Bite firmly on the gauze your dentist has put into helping reduce bleeding. The pressure aids in the formation of a blood clot in the socket. Bite on a standard tea bag if you have a lot of bleeding—the tannic acid in tea assists in the formation of a blood clot. Until the bleeding stops, bite on the gauze or tea bag. A small amount of blood seeping on the first day is usual.
- Reduce discomfort – Take prescribed medicine as instructed to relieve pain. If you’re taking pain medication, don’t drive because you might feel drowsy. If necessary, ask your Calgary dentist if you can take over-the-counter medication.
- Swelling reduction – Apply an ice pack to your cheek at the extraction site to minimize swelling. You can form an ice pack by putting ice in a plastic bag and covering it in a thin towel. For 10 minutes, place an ice pack on your cheek. After that, take it out for 5 minutes. Rep as necessary. Your face may show signs of bruises. This is completely normal and will pass on its own.
- Get adequate rest – After an extraction, limit your activity for the first 24 hours. Rest during the day and retire early at night. Raise (elevate) your head slightly when lying down.
Do’s after tooth extraction.
Here are some suggestions for helping your mouth heal.
- Consume a diet rich in soft, nutritious foods and snacks. Drink plenty of water as well.
- Brush your teeth carefully. Brushing surrounding the extraction should be avoided. Also, avoid using toothpaste. The blood clot may be dislodged by rinsing your mouth with toothpaste.
- Maintain a clean extraction site. You may be able to rinse your mouth lightly after 12 hours. 4 times a day, rinse with a glass of water containing 1 teaspoon of salt. First, consult your dentist at Oasis Smile dental.
Don’ts after tooth extraction
- Here are some things to stay away from while you’re recovering.
- Drink without a straw. The blood clot may be dislodged by sucking on a straw.
- Do not consume hot liquids. Hot beverages can exacerbate swelling. Limit your alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol consumption can hinder healing.
- Avoid smoking. Smoking may cause the blood clot to dissolve. This can result in a sore tooth socket.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist in Calgary if you have any of the following symptoms:
- The pain is worse the next day after your extraction.
- Controlling bleeding becomes difficult.
- The swelling at the extraction site gets worse.
- After taking medicine, you may have itching or rashes.