What should you know and do after a tooth extraction?
The cotton roll which is placed on a wound after a tooth extraction should be kept on the wound for 30 – 40 minutes.
Drinking and eating is allowed 2 – 3 hours after the tooth extraction.
You may not use any hot or hard food after a tooth extraction for 2 – 3 days.
Use ”Ibumetin”, ”Ibuprofen”, ”Irfen” ( if you do not have serious stomach illnesses and only after eating) for pain release. Pregnant may use only “Paracetamol”.
6 – 7 hours after a tooth extraction the mouth has to be rinsed with salt water ( 1 teaspoon salt per one glass of water) every 3 – 4 hours for 7 days.
Additionally you have to wash your mouth twice a day with a mouthwash which contains Chlorhexidine for 1 week.
During 24 – 48 hours after a tooth extraction swelling may appear in the place of the extracted tooth.
Swelling disappears in 7 – 10 days. Mouth opening may be limited but it becomes normal in 2 weeks.
You must not use any sparkling or fermented drinks after a tooth extraction for 2 weeks – like beer, kvass, wine, champagne etc.
Avoid draught, air conditioning, saunas and head washing after a tooth extraction.
In a case of bleeding: tightly hold a cotton roll between teeth for 30 minutes and a piece of ice against your skin in the area of the bleeding wound for 10 minutes (do not put an ice directly on the skin!), limit physical activities, check and prevent high blood pressure (if it appears during the bleeding).
If there are any other questions or concerns regarding a tooth extraction, please call Dr. Jūlija Katkeviča, phone number: +371 6557021.