Feel safe and supported with our expert post operative advice on the Central Coast.
Our caring team will provide you with detailed verbal and written post-operative instructions after every significant dental procedure. Below are some of our common post-operative recommendations, however don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your specific post-operative recovery process.
After tooth extractions
A small amount of bleeding is normal in the 24 hours following a tooth extraction.
To stop bleeding, place a damp piece of gauze over the socket and bite down to exert firm pressure on the site of the bleed for 30 minutes. If significant bleeding persists, please contact us immediately.
You’ll also need to refrain from smoking, vigorous activities and consuming sharp or hot food and drinks for 24 hours following the extraction. Ice packs and analgesics are useful for managing pain, swelling and bruising following a tooth extraction. Rinsing with salt water starting 24 hrs after extraction and continuing for 5 days is also beneficial.