Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth -when they cause discomfort and trouble you (surgical extractions). We extract wisdom teeth, impacted molars, fractured teeth/roof fragments.
Care after Extraction- after the surgery you will need to rest. You may need to be driven home by a friend or family member because of the anesthesia. You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and extra gause will be provided for yout to change as instructed . If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours, please contact our office. Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. If pain medication was prescribed, please take your medication as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain and swelling. Please avoid chewing on the side of your tooth extraction to prevent food getting stuck inside the extraction site. Do not poke or try to dig around the extraction site. Within few days, your discomfort should be much better.
You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking (avoid smoking for few days to avoid a dry socket). If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly please call our office for a follow up.