Some aftercare advice: you should receive advice and information to take away when you have a consultation, but here is an extra reference.
Information will be updated soon…
(Your dentist will advise you about taking antibiotics if they are prescribed for you when you visit).
Advice following extractions
- Avoid rinsing your mouth for 24 hours as rinsing too soon makes bleeding more likely (you can drink but avoid very hot or cold drinks)
- After 24 hours rinse with warm, salty water (1 tsp salt to a cup of water)
- If excessive bleeding occurs try biting on a clean, rolled cloth (eg handkerchief)
- Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol as these raise the blood pressure and can cause bleeding
- Avoid smoking for as long as you can after extraction but at least for the rest of that day
- keep your mouth and the extraction site as clean as possible, making sure the socket is kept clear of all food and debris
- There will be some tenderness in the area for the first few days and in most cases simple pain relief should be enough to ease the discomfort. What you would normally take for a headache should be enough. Do not take aspirin, as this will make your mouth bleed.
- Do not hesitate to call the practice for 24 hour advice if you have any problems 01387 256 550
Caring for your dentures
Information will be added soon…
in the meantime see: