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Instructions for After Extractions

July 21, 2021
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Posted By: BMB Dental Clinic
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Advice to dental patients: adults and children

  • To help your gum heals quickly, rest at home for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke for 24-48 hours.
  • Do not rinse your mouth for 6 hours. Then mix one teaspoon of salt with 600ml of cool water and use as a mouth wash every 4 hours if necessary.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours as this may increase bleeding.
  • Wait until the anaesthetic has worn off before you eat or drink anything hot.
  • Take care not to bite or chew your lip or gum while you can’t feel it.
  • Avoid heavy exercise for 24-48 hours to prevent too much bleeding.

What to do if your gum bleeds a lot

Remove the wrapping from the gauze pad provided by the dentist, place the pad on the socket and bite down firmly on it, for at least 15 minutes.

If more help is needed please call us on  02 8411 1366

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