After tooth extraction, a blood clot needs to form to stop the bleeding and help you heal. After your oral procedure, we will ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes. If you're still bleeding or oozing afterward, place another gauze pad in your mouth and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. Most people need to do this several times.
It is also essential that you do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, drink alcohol, or brush your teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. Those activities will slow the healing process and result.
Some pain and swelling after your extraction are normal. An ice pack or unopened bag of frozen food can be applied to the area to keep swelling and discomfort to a minimum. The swelling should subside after 48 hours.
You may also take pain medication as directed. Call the office at (732) 747-0993 if you notice any further pain or issues.
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