After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. You should bite on a gauze pad for one hour after your surgery. If excessive bleeding or oozing persists, insert another moist gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. Be sure not chew on the gauze or move it around while biting on it.

After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse, spit or suck through a straw for 24 hours. These activities will dislodge the clot, cause bleeding and retard the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After a tooth is extracted you may feel some discomfort and experience some swelling. An ice pack 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. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them until completed, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. Chew food away from the surgical site.

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

After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for two to three days, or a reaction to the medication, call the office immediately at Scripps Medical Building, Carmel Valley Phone Number 858-793-3393.


Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 75 Tooth Extraction reviews.

Patient Review by Amir S

Had two tooth extractions.

- Amir S

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Patient Review by Anthony R

Dr. Sidal and his staff are Great! Very caring and gentle throughout the whole procedure. I'm recommending him to every person I speak too who has a need for his services. I felt so at ease when I left the office and have had no pain since having my tooth extracted and bone graft.

- Anthony R

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Patient Review by Rosemary B

Dr. Sidal and his entire staff are outstanding! Extremely professional, very caring! Dr. Sidal is the “gold standard” of professional standards, expertise and care!

- Rosemary B

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Patient Review by Beth C

Caring staff

- Beth C

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Patient Review by Chris vafiadis N

DrSidal was very good. Explained the procedure as he went and constantly checked my pain level. His assistant was fantastic as well. Many thanks to team

- Chris vafiadis N

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Patient Review by Evan R

It felt like it went by fast. They stopped if I asked them to, and they made the whole experience a whole lot better. 10/10 would recommend to a friend

- Evan R

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Patient Review by Amy A

Dr. Sidal is a great surgeon! You can tell that he really cares about his patients, takes his time to explain everything, and we are very happy with the results of the complicated dental extraction he performed on our daughter. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends! I am so glad that we found him. His staff is also extremely professional, courteous, and accommodating. This is a very well-run practice with an outstanding surgeon! I myself am a physician, so I am particularly discerning!

- Amy A

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Patient Review by Katherine L

Very compassionate care

- Katherine L

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Patient Review by Loie M

Totally painfree tooth extraction. I highly recommend Dr. Sidal and his staff.

- Loie M

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Patient Review by Jon f

Wonderful experience- highly recommend this office to everyone

- Jon f

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Patient Review by Remi Y

Very attentive and caring staff and doctor. Not that I want to see an oral surgeon but if I do, it will be Dr. Sidal's office.

- Remi Y

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Patient Review by Alexus W

Dr. Sidal and staff truly care about how you're doing after your procedure where as I felt like other places they could've cared less.

- Alexus W

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Patient Review by Tom Z

Great experience. Extraction was pain free

- Tom Z

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Patient Review by Betty M

They really put me at ease . It was an anxious time for me

- Betty M

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Patient Review by Norman M

Picked this office because it was good for previous extraction. It is still good.

- Norman M

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Patient Review by Geri D

Dr. Is a perfectionist and I wanted that. Very precise and very comforting.

- Geri D

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Patient Review by Karl J

Overall was a good experience with minimal pain.

- Karl J

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Patient Review by Valerie J

Excellent care and thoughtfulness!

- Valerie J

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Patient Review by Logan G

Took good care of me. Thanks so much

- Logan G

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Patient Review by Tyler J

Great office, no pain after extraction. Procedure done quickly.

- Tyler J

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