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Your Tooth Extraction Aftercare Guide

You’re expected to experience some sort of pain after tooth extraction treatment. Whilst the pain exists, its important you understand tips that would help deliver a more painless recovery. You may also experience bleeding and a degree of swelling. The effects will decrease in time. However, the important thing is to reduce your recovery time to get you back on your feet again. If you stick to an aftercare plan specifically to care for your implant, your recovery will be smooth and quick with no ill effects on your teeth. This is your tooth extraction aftercare guide.


Immediate Steps Post Tooth Extraction Treatment

Develop The Blood Clot

The steps post-treatment aren’t as straightforward. Depending on how well you recover, you could experience something called a Dry Socket. After extraction treatment, you’ll receive a gauze pad from the dentist to develop a blood clot. The more pressure you put on the wound, the less bleeding. The clot must form by itself to avoid infection.

Other than infection, you may experience dry socket if instances where there is a lack of care for the wound, you immediately smoke or have oral contraceptives. If you don’t care for your mouth immediately after treatment, other than bleeding, you’ll experience fever and illness severe coughing and potentially chest pains.

The treated area will be numbed immediately using anesthetic given by the dentist.

The Key Tips

For effective home care for the first few days after treatment, following these key tips:

  • Act If Swelling Continues – If swelling continues wrap an ice pack or frozen pack of peas against the cheek. Do this for ten minutes at a time along with taking recommended medication. If pain persists, take these remedies for 24 hours.
  • Limit Physical Activity – The difficulty with extraction aftercare is the lack of physical activity you can do. You must rest properly and avoid any rigorous exercise. Wait for the blood clot to dry up first.
  • Elevation Of Head – Elevate your head when you’re sitting on a sofa and when you sleep. This is important to stem the blood flow so the blood clot becomes dry quicker.
  • Balance Your Diet – You must drink regular lukewarm water to stay hydrated. Eat and drink soft products on one side of the mouth away from the blood clot. Do not eat solids or chewy foods until at least 4 to 5 days have passed.
  • Limit Your Mouth Activity – The mouth must not be used regularly whilst the blood clot heals. This could slow the healing process. More strain on the jaw muscles advocates for a slower recovery.

Your teeth should be straight for a shiny smile. Read here on whether tooth extraction aligns your teeth.


Final Thoughts

If you follow these tips appropriately, the blood clot will heal faster. The first 24 to 48 hours will be uncomfortable. Slow integrate these tips for faster improvement and a painless mouth.

Docklands Dentist is experienced in acting swiftly to reduce your pain to make way for a healthier mouth. If you’re in any kind of oral pain, we want to know about it. Contact us now for immediate assistance.

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