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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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.
- John A
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
Patient Review by Amir S
Had two tooth extractions.
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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
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!
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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
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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
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
Patient Review by Katherine L
Very compassionate care
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