What should I do after my tooth extraction?

What should I do after my tooth extraction?

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Mar 25 2014, 07:41 PM

You should follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions, which may include:

• Do not disturb the extraction site with your tongue or fingers.

• Do not smoke or rinse your mouth for 24 hours after treatment.

• For the first day, eat soft foods like gelatin, pudding, and yogurt.

• Do not drink through a straw or spit forcefully. This can dislodge the clot, causing bleeding to restart.

• Avoid using a mouthwash with alcohol in it.

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