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
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Dr Sidal & his entire staff are more than on top of their game. They have it mastered. If you’re in need of an oral surgeon Dr Sidal’s your man.
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the caring and professionalism of the doctor and staff made it an easy experience. Thank you
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Very professional and attentive
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Exceelent staff- dr Sidal is very good- could not have asked for a better dental experience-totally pain free
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Patient Review by Arthur P
The most professional and empathetic dentist/ dental surgeon I have met in 70 years.
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Patient Review by Alicia Burk B
Dr was great ! Treatment was explained in detail , very nice staff no complications. Would highly recommend
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Patient Review by Joell T
I am thankful for the professional and personal care I received by Dr. Sidal and his staff.
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Very professional and informative
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Patient Review by Marrene P
Everyone was so kind and gentle knowing how frightened i was, its was great to see how closely they work with Dr Howard
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Patient Review by Brenda B
Great staff. Friendly and efficient. Dr. is superior. Recommend highly.
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Patient Review by John A
Dr: Sidal is an excellent communicator, both prior to and during the procedure, which made the process much more comfortable. I was impressed by how well the recovery went. His staff reflects his focus on patient comfort.
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Patient Review by Samantha F
I was in big trouble with an abcessed tooth and a major fear of dentists. My friend recommended Torrey Pines and I couldn’t be happier. They took great care of me and made me comfortable. I was terrified to have the procedure but it went amazing and my mouth is healing beautifully. Could not recommend them enough. They made the best of a bad experience. I am so grateful I found them and will recommend them to everyone.
- Samantha F
Patient Review by Minh U
Overall great service
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Patient Review by Nancy J
Very please with the service and getting me in right away.
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Patient Review by Charlotte S
Everyone from the doctor to the staff was compassionate and made my comfort a priority while treating me. They made the horrible situation I was in stress free and pleasant.
- Charlotte S
Patient Review by Wenli H
Good experience with the office and staffs. They did a great job removing my 9-year old son’s extra tooth on top of mouth and he got recovered quickly. They also made several follow-up phone calls to check the status after the surgery.
- Wenli H
Patient Review by Leila I
Friendly and caring.
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Patient Review by D’Marie S
Losing a tooth and having a bone graft is an emotional experience but Dr Sidal and his staff put me at easy with their care and professionalism. I choose Dr Sidal because of his attention to detailed regarding every aspect of the procedure and extensive recommendations for presurgical preparations for a good outcome. Thank you Dr Sidal and your staff you were there for me every step of the way!
- D’Marie S