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Recommendations after tooth extraction
- During 48 hours after tooth extraction, you must refrain from smoking and alcohol.
- Necessarily to brush your teeth, trying not to injure the alveolar socket.
- During 72 hours after tooth extraction don’t actively rinse your mouth.
- Wait until the end of the anesthesia and only then eat – this way you will avoid injury of the lips.
- Refuse to visit the bathhouse, sauna, gym, pool and solarium for 7 days.
- Do not warm up the area of the extracted tooth and don’t use the compresses.
- Follow a diet during 7 days from the date of the procedure: no hot and spicy food, food with bones, sharp edges, etc.
- Patients should refrain from physical activity during 5-7 days.
- All medications prescribed by your doctor should be taken on time.
The normal conditions after tooth extraction are:
- The edema which is progressing during three days and goes away with bruise,
- when the patient feels aching pain in the jaw, in the mouth at the place of tooth extraction,
- dryness of the corners of the mouth, which need to be moistened with ointment,
- exacerbation of herpes,
- if the patient’s saliva contains a small amount of blood,
- if your body temperature rises to 37.1-37.5 ℃,
- inability to open the mouth wide during 72 hours after the procedure.
The patient should immediately consult a dentist if:
- bleeding appears and does not stop within 15 minutes,
- he has severe, long-term pain which does not disappear after taking pain medications,
- his body temperature is 38 ℃,
- he noticed edema, which greatly complicates the process of opening the mouth and swallowing.