After the Removal of Multiple Teeth
OUR DOCTORS ONLY PRESCRIBE ELECTRONICALLY.
YOUR PRESCRIPTION WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SENT
TO THE PHARMACY YOU INDICATED ON YOUR HEALTH HISTORY FORM.
A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following the procedure. If bleeding occurs, place a rolled up gauze pad directly over the bleeding area and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. Repeat this as necessary until the bleeding stops. If bleeding continues, you can try biting on a moist tea bag, wrapped in a gauze pad, for 30 minutes. If bleeding occurs, avoid hot liquids, exercise, and elevate your head. If bleeding persists, call our office immediately. If you left our office with an immediate denture in place, do not remove the denture unless the bleeding is severe. Expect some oozing around the side of the denture.
Use ice packs (externally) on the same side of the face as the operated area. Apply ice for the first 48 hours only. Apply ice continuously while you are awake.
For mild discomfort use aspirin, Tylenol or any similar medication; two tablets every 3-4 hours. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg can be taken 2-3 tablets every 3-4 hours.
For moderate to severe pain use the prescription given to you. If the pain does not begin to subside in 2 days, or increases after 2 days, please call our office. If an antibiotic has been prescribed, finish your prescription regardless of your symptoms. If you develop severe stomach upset or a rash or hives after taking any medication, call our office at
Drink plenty of fluids. Drink at least six glasses of liquid the first day. This will help counteract any blood loss from the procedures.
Do not rinse your mouth for the first post-operative day, or while there is bleeding. After the first day, use a warm salt water rinse (one half teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water) every 4 hours and following meals to flush out particles of food and debris that may lodge in the operated area. If you had an immediate denture placed at the time of surgery, after you have seen your dentist for denture adjustment, take out the denture and rinse 3 to 4 times a day.
Restrict your diet to liquids and soft foods, which are comfortable for you to eat. As the wounds heal, you will be able to advance your diet.