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.
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Very professional and kind staff. Dr. Sidal is very careful and considerate. I am a UCSD faculty in the school of medicine and I rarely experienced such a great patient care.
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Thank you for the excellent care given for my extractions and bone grafting. I was pleasently surprised the proceedure went so well along with the quick healing. I am so happy my sister in law recommend Dr. Sidal.
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Dr. Sidal and staff were wonderful! Very thoughfuland concerned with my well being! Absolutely no pain!
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The best! Dr Sidal and his staff were kind, considerate, knowledgeable and caring.
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Very friendly staff and excellent dentist. He is also funny
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You can tell its a strong team. I most appreciated the doctor and nurses guidence before. During and after surgery.
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Dr.Sidal & his staff were fabulous! I was nervous seeing a new dentist for the first time & I knew I would be having a tooth extracted. Every phase was handled with great care & each person put Me at ease. I will be back, should the need arise, with complete confidence in any procedure. Top Notch staff & Doctor! Thanks a million
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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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Exceelent staff- dr Sidal is very good- could not have asked for a better dental experience-totally pain free
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The most professional and empathetic dentist/ dental surgeon I have met in 70 years.
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Dr was great ! Treatment was explained in detail , very nice staff no complications. Would highly recommend
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